A’s starting pitcher Jesse Hahn hit Astros outfielder George Springer with a 92-MPH fastball in the first inning. Springer crumbled to the ground in pain, favoring his left hand. He would exit the game after being examined by manager A.J. Hinch and head athletic trainer Jeremiah Randall.
George Springer left today's game with a left hand contusion. He's day-to-day.— Julia Morales (@JuliaMorales) June 22, 2017
The ball glances off Springer’s front shoulder hit and then hit Springer’s left hand square.
The X-Rays of Springer’s hand were negative and the Astros outfielder returned to the dugout during Thursday’s game.
Springer is back in the Astros' dugout. X-Rays were negative.— Jake Kaplan (@jakemkaplan) June 22, 2017
Springer, 27, has come into his own in his fourth major league season with the Astros. He is batting .277 (76x274) with 21 home runs, 46 RBIs, and .349 on-base percentage. Springer has eight lead-off home runs and is currently second AL in home runs.
Springer is day-to-day for the moment.