The Houston Astros had three non surprises with roster moves on Friday. The team activated LHP Dallas Keuchel and RHP Will Harris before the Detroit Tigers series. It was already known that Michael Feliz would be optioned to Double-A Corpus Christi to make room, but it wasn’t expected that George Springer would be put on the 10-Day disabled list to create the final spot.
Springer was placed on the disabled list retroactive as of July 25, the Astros annouced on Friday.
Keuchel and Harris have been activated from the DL. Springer placed on 10 day DL and Feliz has been optioned to Double A Corpus Christi.— Houston Astros (@astros) July 28, 2017
Springer, 27, exited the game against the Phillies on July 25. It was reported that the injury happened when Springer’s cleat got stuck in the ground trying to track down a Tommy Joseph double.
At the time, Springer was listed as day-to-day with discomfort in his left quad.
On the surface, a trip to disabled list can’t be overlooked. But with the fact that the Astros having a 17-game lead in the AL West, Houston is more than likely playing it safe with Springer.