Astros outfielder George Springer sat out Monday and Tuesday due to soreness in his right knee, but he is back in the Houston starting lineup on Wednesday night and told MLB.com beat reporter Brian McTaggart that he feels completely “good to go.”
“I always try to snake my way in there no matter what,” Springer said of his two-day absence. “Obviously, I have the utmost respect for [Astros manager Bo Porter] and the decisions he makes. He’s obviously doing it my best interest. He told me [to sit] and I said, ‘OK, I’ll get it checked out.'”
The 24-year-old budding star boasts an .843 OPS with 12 home runs and 35 RBI through his first 48 games at the major league level.
He is batting second and playing right field on Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.