Panik, who was expected to be out, could return Friday.
Springer, though, is staying active by participating in cardio work, which includes tossing balls to coaches who hit ground balls during batting practice.
“Chasing down some fly balls, doing anything he can to avoid being stir crazy,” manager A.J. Hinch said. “He’s not doing anything really with his right hand.”
Cano lost his eight-game hitting streak Tuesday, but still has 13 hits in his last 32 at-bats with three of the 11 home runs he has slugged this season.
“We’ll get one more game in before we get the brains together and figure out what’s the next step for him,” manager A.J. Hinch said Tuesday afternoon. “I’m happy with his progress. Talked to him this morning, he was really happy with some of the action he’s gotten at third, some of the at-bats he’s taken. We’re still hopeful that at the end of this homestand or very quickly, we’ll have a chance to maybe get him back.”
Lowrie has played five minor-league rehab games as he continues to work his way back to a return to the Astros.
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