HOUSTON – While Astros is waiting for a clear diagnosis of what might be a significant arrest injury due to George Springer, the manager AJ Hinch said the All Star outlaw would probably lead to the damaged list, which would be a big blow to baseball's best crime.
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HOUSTON – While Astros is waiting for a clear diagnosis of what could be a significant left hamstring injury that arose from
Springer, who returned to the game on Friday's 4-3 victory over the Red Sox after missing the previous four games with a stiff lower back, injured his left hamstring while taking a long time in foul territory to hunt a Xander Bogaert's foul ball in the eighth inning. Jumps converged with two defenders and slid to avoid hitting the wall when the ball bounced off the ground. Springer immediately took his hoarding and asked to leave the game.
"It sucks, to be honest," Springer said. "It's hard, but I do it through. I just have to support the team the best way I can."
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Springer moved around the clubhouse gingerly after the game and was clearly dissatisfied. When asked if Springer would have to stay on the damaged list, Hinch said, "It's likely."
"I'm not looking forward to the diagnosis to be honest," he said. "It doesn't look good. He never pulls out of a game so. He limped from the beginning. … Our best team has George Springer in leadoff spot."
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– Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) May 25, 2019  Springer was among the early favorites of the American League most valuable player before he received a mild back injury that swung the bat against the Red Sox starter Chris Sale on Sunday in Boston. He went 0-to-3 with a season fly in his return Friday at Minute Maid Park before leaving the game with a noticeable limp in eighth.
"Go on the ball, give it as much as I can, and hoarding unlocked, Springer says." Honestly, have nothing more than that. Just going to have to see what's happening and hoping for the best. "
An extended loss of Springer would be a significant setback for an Astros team with the championship ambitions. At 34-18, Astros has one of the baseball's best record and most lethal lineups, with the Springer composer at the top of the order. on Friday leading AL in homers (17), RBIs (42) and total bases (119) while reaching others in the extra base hits (27), OPS (1,050) and choirs (41).
"He is Much of this ball club, "said Wade Miley." I haven't even heard why he [left the game] but I hope we can get him back well. This guy plays the game hard, plays the game correctly and is a big part of this puzzle. "
Springer, 2017 World Series MVP, played in all 162 games in 2016 but has dealt with several injuries over the years. He maintained a concussion and later a broken wrist and missed two months in 2015, spent time at IL with left quad discomfort 2017 and missed 10 games last year when he destroyed his left thumb.
Brian McTaggart has covered Astros since 2004 and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow @ brianmctaggart on Twitter.