Springer goes through full pregame workout

Springer goes through full pregame workout

NEW YORK -- Astros outfielder George Springer went through a typical pregame workout on the field Tuesday, including hitting on the field for the second day in a row at Yankee Stadium. He hasn't played since fracturing his wrist on July 1.

"I felt good, so I'll take it," said Springer, who hit three consecutive home runs during one stretch. "It's still early. I need to be able to kind of square it up more consistently, but that will come."

Springer will take part in the Astros' voluntary batting practice prior to Wednesday's game, and manager A.J. Hinch said they would evaluate him more at that point.

"I hit again tomorrow, and then hopefully from there I'll get to go on and do some other things," Springer said. "We'll see what happens."

The Astros have missed Springer's presence in the lineup, going 22-24 in the first 46 games following his injury. He was hitting .264 with 13 homers, 29 RBIs and 14 steals in 75 games before being struck by a pitch thrown by Kansas City's Edinson Volquez.

"Sitting on the sidelines is tough," he said. "I understand, at the same time, I have to go out and support these guys. It's a big stretch for us here, the next 37 games. I can still do anything I can do to help the team."

Worth noting

• Hinch and players Jason Castro, Collin McHugh and Jose Altuve met Tuesday afternoon with Major League Baseball's chief baseball officer Joe Torre and senior vice president of baseball operations Peter Woodfork to discuss a range of topics, including replay.

The group met in Hinch's office about three hours prior to the game against the Yankees.

"When guys come through New York, they're trying to make contact with the team and check in and keep the communication alive," Hinch said. "I've known Joe a long time. I've known Peter a long time. It was nice to catch up with them. They want some feedback based on any small little things that have come up over the course of the year -- replays, strike zone, just the state of the game from our perspective. I love how they're getting feedback from managers, players and coaches, trying to get better."

Brian McTaggart is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.