Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Springer Shut Down For Year

The Astros have announced that George Springer has been shut down for the year. He has been on the DL since July 23 with a strained quad. In his brief time with the team, he was exactly as advertised, striking out a ton, but hitting 20 homers and walking at a solid 11% rate, resulting in a 127 wRC+ for the season, despite a .231 batting average on the year.

Upon his arrival on Weiland Island, he immediately wrested control and redubbed it Springer Island. And so it will be for the remainder of his stay, no matter the lack of a clever rhyme.

6 comments:

Roseana Auten said...

That was one strained quad muscle! What do you suppose is really going on?

(Not Hank) Aaron said...

two minutes of google research tells me quad strains can take a week to heal or three months, depending on the severity of the strain. I don't think we can assume anything untoward.

MoleBoy said...

Does it affect his rookie status at all for next year? Did he exceed the AB threshold?

Imasalmon said...

He exceeded both the 130 at-bat limit, and the 45 days on the active roster limit.

Matthew said...

I'm pretty sure it will affect his Super 2 status though.

Imasalmon said...

I don't think it will. As I understand, players accrue service time each day they are on the 25-man roster, even if they are on the 15-day, or 60-day DL. Of course, I could be wrong on that.