Astros’ injury update: Tucker, Meyers & Jones

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Houston Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker underwent an MRI on Sunday for a left-foot injury and remains day-to-day.

Kyle Tucker departed the Houston Astros‘ Saturday loss to the Seattle Mariners early with left-foot discomfort, according to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com. The right fielder remains day-to-day, sitting out of Sunday’s series finale in Seattle.

McTaggart mentioned on Twitter the Astros don’t see Tucker’s fatigue as serious. While the club awaits results on Tucker’s foot, manager Dusty Baker started Jose Siri in his place in right field, offering another center field start to Mauricio Dubón.

In more center field news, Jake Meyers began playing in the field at extended spring training Saturday in West Palm Beach, Fla., McTaggart reported. Meyers, who was placed on the 10-day injured list at the start of the season, has been recovering from shoulder surgery underwent in November.

Meyers started taking at-bats as a designated hitter in the last two weeks at the Astros’ spring training facilities in West Palm Beach and is expected to return in the month of June, following a rehab assignment — which is a maximum of 20 days for position players.

Regarding bench depth, Taylor Jones is also playing in rehab games in West Palm Beach, according to McTaggart. The primary first baseman suffered a lower-back injury in spring training, while the Astros transferred him to the 60-day injured list April 20.

Jones is anticipated to join the roster again in June as well. But with a full 40-man roster, the utility man’s return may be a tricky one, requiring a corresponding move. Niko Goodrum, J.J. Matijevic and Joe Perez are the three 40-man rostered infielders in the Minors, and with Matijevic and Perez on the shelf, Goodrum remains as the last line of defense for now.

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