Houston Astros Player News: All Positions

News: Gurriel went 2-for-4 with a home run, an RBI and two runs scored in the Astros' 12-3 win over the Royals on Sunday.
Impact: Gurriel finally got going Sunday in his third game back from a brief hamstring injury. He had gone 1-for-10 in his return from the absence and it was only a matter of time before he got his bat going again. Gurriel is now slashing .303/.347/.543 with a career-best 28 home runs and 99 RBI across 532 at-bats. He figures to draw the start once again at first base when the Astros take on the Rangers on Tuesday in Houston.
News: Reddick went 5-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and three runs scored in the Astros' 12-3 win over the Royals on Sunday.
Impact: Reddick had been the odd man in the outfield for the Astros in the past couple of games but drew the start Sunday and came out with a bang. Prior to Sunday's showing, Reddick's season high for hits in a game was just three, so this performance came as quite a surprise. The 32-year-old is battling for playing time with prospect Kyle Tucker in right field and this performance may earn him some extra starts in the final stretch of the season.
News: Tucker went 1-for-6 with a home run, two RBI, a run scored and a stolen base in the Astros' 12-3 win over the Royals on Sunday.
Impact: Tucker felt left out of the scoring spree and knocked a two-run home run in the eighth inning to extend the Astros' lead to 10-2. Tucker is now slashing .325/.357/.550 with two home runs and eight RBI across 40 at-bats on the season. He has started the last three games for the Astros after only starting in five of his first 10 games as a major leaguer. His next chance to take the field will be Tuesday against the Rangers in Houston.
News: Miley (14-5) allowed two earned runs on seven hits with four strikeouts and two walks across six innings as he earned his 14th win of the season Sunday against the Royals.
Impact: Miley had a brutal start to the month of September as he gave up 12 earned runs in just 0.1 innings pitched. Prior to those two starts, Miley was on an absolute tear, compiling a 2.54 ERA through July and August while posting a 54:23 K:BB across 60.1 innings. The left-hander finally returned to his old self Sunday which was definitely a huge confidence booster for a guy the Astros need to produce in the playoffs. Miley is expected to take the mound next Saturday against the Angels who are now without their star center fielder, Mike Trout, for the rest of the season.
News: Chirinos is not in the lineup Sunday against the Royals, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: Chirinos and Martin Maldonado have split time evenly behind the plate in the month of September, each starting seven games. Maldonado takes his turn Sunday.
News: Springer is not starting Sunday against Kansas City, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: Springer owns an excellent .297/.409/.689 slash line with nine homers over his last 20 games. Josh Reddick slides to center field Sunday, with Kyle Tucker starting in right.
News: Altuve will sit Sunday against the Royals, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: Altuve hits the bench for just the third time since late July. He's been in typical elite form over his last 10 games, hitting .325/.386/.650 with three homers. Aledmys Diaz will start at second base.
News: Correa (back) went 1-for-2 with two walks in Triple-A Round Rock's season-ending loss to Sacramento on Friday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: With no more minor-league games left, it appears Correa's return is imminent. The shortstop will remain with Round Rock through the weekend and partake in a live batting-practice session Sunday before rejoining the Astros on their off day Monday. "If all goes well, we'll continue his rehab in the big leagues during this homestand," manager AJ Hinch said. The Astros host the Rangers for two games beginning Tuesday followed by a three-game set against the Angels that begins Friday. There is a chance Correa could ramp up slowly, playing less than a full-game in the first few games for which he's activated.
News: Pressly (knee) is expected to throw live batting practice when the Astros return home, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: Pressly threw a bullpen session Saturday, the first since undergoing right knee surgery, and passed that test. The Astros come back from the road to kick off a series against the Rangers on Tuesday, so the live BP session should occur in the next few days. Manager AJ Hinch intimated it could be the final hurdle before he returns to active duty in the Astros' bullpen.