In his second game after being promoted to Double-A Corpus Christi, former first-round Draft pick George Springer was hit in the head by a pitch Friday and hasn't played since. Springer was scheduled to meet with a doctor on Monday and could return to game action on Tuesday.
"He's in a position [Monday] that he will be able to work out and hit ... and we're kind of in that mode where he's not going to the DL, but we have to be concerned about the whole concussion thing," said Astros director of player development Fred Nelson. "Although he's not been diagnosed with a concussion, we want to make sure the proper time goes by and he's seen by a doctor. He's doing fine, and everybody looks forward to seeing him again."
Robbie Grossman had been playing center field prior to Springer's arrival, and they will split time at the position, with Grossman also seeing time in left field and Springer in right. Austin Wates, who returned from the disabled list Sunday by coming off the bench to get three hits, will filter into the empty spot, with Jake Goebbert also playing some outfield.