HOUSTON, TX - The Houston Astros have placed outfielder George Springer on the 15-day Disabled List with a right wrist fracture. To take Springer's spot on the active roster, the club has selected outfielder Alex Presley from Triple A Fresno and has transferred right-handed pitcher Brad Peacock to the 60-day DL. The announcements were made by Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow.
Springer, who sustained the injury on a hit by pitch last night, was hitting .264 (73x276) with 14 doubles, 13 home runs, 29 RBI and 14 stolen bases in 75 games this season. He currently ranks fifth among all American League outfielders in OPS (.822), posting strong on-base (.365) and slugging percentages (.457) on the season.
Presley, 29, was having a solid season at Fresno, where he was hitting .308 (74x240) with 12 doubles, 35 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 64 games for the Grizzlies. The left-handed hitter has started at all three outfield spots for Fresno in 2015 and has posted strong slash lines against both left-handed (.342/.368/.438) and right-handed (.293/.335/.371) pitchers. Presley played in 89 games for the Astros last season, hitting .244 (62x254) with six home runs and 19 RBI.
Additionally, following last night's game, the Astros officially optioned right-handed pitcher Michael Feliz to Double A Corpus Christ. That move clears a roster spot for right-handed pitcher Dan Straily, who will start for Houston tomorrow night in Boston.