The rookie slugger's return from the DL looks to be delayed.
Springer is batting .231 with 20 home runs in 78 games.
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By John Halpin
George Springer's fantasy owners were happy this week. Their prized rookie slugger was doing well in his rehab from a left quad injury, and expected to return to the lineup by Thursday or Friday. Well ... not anymore. Springer "tweaked" his quad during a Wednesday Class A game, according to the Astros' website, and was pulled from the game "for precautionary reasons," said manager Bo Porter. Springer wlll be re-evaluated on Friday, but you shouldn't expect to see him until at least sometime next week. Hopefully, this setback is a minor one.
Yankees 1B Mark Teixeiraneeded three stitches to close a cut on the inside of his left pinky on Wednesday night. Teixeira probably won't play today, but could be back soon after that. Per the team's website, he thinks the injury would affect him more from the right side of the plate, and the Yankees face righties on Friday and Saturday.
Indians SP Danny Salazar was sent to the minors following a disappointing Wednesday outing. Part of the reason is for extra rest, and the team's website reports that Salazar could be called up to start again on August 17.
Jeff Locke was solid in a win over the Marlins, so we're up to 67-47 for the season. Today's original pick, Miami's Jarred Cosart, has been scratched due to an oblique issue, so we'll cautiously switch to Pittsburgh's inconsistent Edinson Volquez(owned in 8.7 percent of FOXSports.com leagues), who faces the Marlins. Friday's selection is Volquez's teammate, the surging Vance Worley(12.1 percent owned), against the Padres. Worley has allowed a total of two earned runs over his last three starts, and the Padres are terrible.