Astros place OF Springer (hamstring) on IL

The Houston Astros put star outfielder George Springer on the 10-day injured list Saturday, the day after he strained his left hamstring while chasing a foul ball.
Springer had missed four games with a stiff lower back, then returned to action Friday in a 4-3 home win over the Boston Red Sox. But as he and two teammates chased a Xander Bogaerts foul ball in the eighth inning, Springer slid so that he wouldn’t collide with the wall and grabbed his hamstring.
He left the game then, limping off the field. He was 0-for-3 with a sacrifice fly on the night.
“Going for the ball, giving it as much as I can, and the hamstring locked up,” Springer said of the injury.
Entering Saturday’s action, Springer led the American League in homers (17), and RBIs (43) while batting .308 in 48 games.
In a corresponding move, the club recalled outfielder Derek Fisher from Triple-A Round Rock.
The 25-year-old Fisher has appeared in 97 games over two-plus seasons for the Astros, with a .195 average and nine home runs and 28 RBIs. In two games in Houston this season, he has no hits in just one at-bat.
Fisher has played in 33 games at Round Rock, batting .314 with one home run, eight RBIs and 28 runs scored.
–Field Level Media (@FieldLevelMedia)

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