George Springer suffers setback in rehab game

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Astros outfielder George Springer was expected to be activated off the 15-day disabled list before the weekend, but that is not going to happen now.

According to beat reporter Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle, Springer aggravated his strained left quadriceps muscle while playing in what was supposed to be his final minor league rehab game Wednesday night at Low-A Quad Cities. Springer is headed to Houston to visit with Astros team doctors and the 24-year-old former first-round pick could now remain sidelined through the middle part of August. He landed on the disabled list July 23.

Springer was sporting an .804 OPS, 20 home runs, and 51 RBI through his first 78 major league games.

Wil Myers to be activated from disabled list

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MLB.com’s AJ Cassavell reports that the Padres will activate outfielder Wil Myers from the 10-day disabled list ahead of Thursday night’s game against the Giants. Outfielder Franmil Reyes will be optioned to Triple-A El Paso.

Myers, 27, has been absent since late April due to a strained left oblique. In 10 games to start the season, Myers hit .300/.300/.450 with a home runa nd three RBI across 40 plate appearances.

Reyes and Hunter Renfroe handled right field in Myers’ place. Myers will resume regular duties in right field now that he’s healthy.