"He felt confident I would be able not to have surgery," said Maxwell, who's eligible to come off the disabled list after the All-Star break. "So I think this week I will just rest and maybe some time when we go back home I'll go on rehab."
The Astros are hoping Maxwell, who has eight home runs in 121 at-bats this year, can rehab at Double-A Corpus Christi during the All-Star break. Maxwell tested the ankle over the weekend by running, hitting and sprinting, and he had no problems.
"I feel 100 percent," he said. "[Varner] said hopefully it won't bother me the rest of the season and I can revisit it at the end of the year and get it scoped and taken care of and you won't have issues again."