Quadriceps injury shuts down Astros rookie slugger George Springer

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George Springer’s fantastic rookie season is on hold thanks to a strained right quadriceps muscle that has sent the 24-year-old outfielder to the disabled list.

Springer got off to a slow start following his mid-April call-up and his strikeout total leads the league, but he’s smacked 20 homers with a .900 OPS in 61 games since early May to rank as one of the league’s better all-around players during that span.

In addition to the quadriceps strain Springer has also been dealing with a knee problem, so he may need more than the minimum two-week stay on the shelf.