Hamstring remains a thorn as Springer rests

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“We’re just being super cautious with him,” manager A.J. Hinch said. “He’s able to play. I think there’s some lingering soreness in there that’s still present. It’s manageable. I think he’s optimistic that over the next day he’ll be fine. I hope so. I hope he’s in the lineup every day. I want him to be there, but until I have more info, I won’t know.”

Springer had played in 205 consecutive games, including 162 last season, prior to the injury. He said he wants to play but understands the team is being smart.

“It’s a lot better to miss a day than a week,” Springer said.

The Astros called up another outfielder for Tuesday’s game. Teoscar Hernandez joined the club from Triple-A Fresno after outfielder Jake Marisnick was placed on the seven-day disabled list with a mild concussion that he sustained on Sunday.

Brian McTaggart has covered the Astros since 2004, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.


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