Coop is going to keep an eye on Kaz Matsui's playing time, after...
...anal fissures robbed him of most of the Grapefruit League and kept him on the disabled list until April 18, beginning an injury plagued season in which he also landed on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring and then an irritated disc in his back.
The problem, which Coop acknowledged, was that the Astros were terrible for the first half of the season, and Coop had to play him.
It will be interesting to see what happens to the lineup on days Matsui is given off. Should Bourn move up to the leadoff spot when Matsui doesn't play, or should Maysonet/Smith/IF5 bump up?