Grady Sizemore tested his injured right knee by running the bases yesterday and Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports that he could be activated from the disabled list as soon as tomorrow.
“He went out there and ran the bases and felt good,” manager Manny Acta told Bastian. “We’re going to make a decision. I’m expecting him to be ready to join us this weekend.”
Bastian reports that rookie outfielder Ezequiel Carrera was spotted shaking hands with teammates in the clubhouse following yesterday’s game, which is a sign that he’ll be the one sent down to make room for Sizemore’s return. Cleveland has today off.
You can’t pick your family and no one knows that better than Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford. His sister Amy married Astros starter Gerrit Cole in November 2016, so the two players are brothers-in-law.
The two players have matched up against each other 18 times in the past, as Cole spent his first five seasons in the National League with the Pirates. Cole often won that battle, holding Crawford to four hits — all singles — in 18 plate appearances.
Crawford finally got the better of Cole on Tuesday night, hitting a line drive into the appropriately-named Crawford Boxes at Minute Maid Park for a two-run home run, cutting the Astros’ lead to 5-2.