Houston Astros: September call-ups to join Club Astros
Who could join the team soon?
George Springer on a rehab assignment with the Hooks. Photo courtesy Tammy Tucker.
Springer has been on the disabled list since the beginning of July after being hit in the wrist during a Royals game. He has still been around, DJing at Club Astros after every win. However, his presence has been missed during post-game celebrations, as he is currently in Corpus Christi rehabbing with the Hooks. When Springer is ready, he will be added to the roster without having to send anyone down. Reports have Springer-ready to join the Astros at some point during the weekend series, but it all depends on how he is feeling post games.
Springer played last night, going 1-4 with a double and walk while striking out two times. Should he hold up well the next few games, we could see Springer patrolling right field next to Carlos Gomez soon.
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Despite his decent stats with the Astros, Tucker was struggling a little before him being optioned to Triple-A, but that was not the reason for his demotion. Like Fields, Tucker was one of the few hitters who had options to be sent down to the minors to activate Lance McCullers Jr. Why did Tucker not join the team at the same time as the other three guys? He was sent down nine days ago, and unless there is an injury, the player has to remain in the minors for ten days.
He has made several appearances with the Astros this season and is on the 40-man roster. But I wouldn’t expect him to join the Astros until his Hooks are eliminated from the playoffs that starts in 6-7 days.
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