Now Commenting On:

{"event":["prospect" ] ,"content":["injury" ] }

Springer will begin rehab stint at Quad Cities

Springer will begin rehab stint at Quad Cities play video for Springer will begin rehab stint at Quad Cities

HOUSTON -- The Astros announced after Sunday's 6-1 win over the Blue Jays that rookie outfielder George Springer will begin a rehab assignment with Class A Quad Cities on Monday.

Springer has been working his way back from a left quad strain, and it was even thought that he might rejoin the team in Philadelphia for a series starting on Tuesday.

That seems unlikely now, though manager Bo Porter did hint that the rehab assignment would not last long.

"We want him to go play and make sure everything we see here -- moving around well and going through all the training activities -- is right," Porter said. "We'll re-evaluate after tomorrow."

That indicates that Springer may return from the 15-day disabled list by next weekend, when the Astros face the Rangers at Minute Maid Park.

First, though, the slugger said he needs to test himself at full speed.

"I'm obviously looking forward to live game reps," Springer said. "It's just one of those things, I'll see how it feels [running] and we'll go from there."

Springer said the plan is for him to be in the Quad Cities lineup on Monday, but beyond that, he has no idea of the timetable for his return to the Majors.

Despite missing the last two weeks, Springer is second in the Majors among rookies with 20 home runs since his April callup.

Chris Abshire is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{"event":["prospect" ] ,"content":["injury" ] }
{"event":["prospect" ] ,"content":["injury" ] }
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español