Springer went 3-for-6 with two homers and two RBI in Monday's win over the Indians. The victory propelled the Astros to a sweep in the ALDS. They'll await the winner of the Yankees/Red Sox series in the ALCS. Springer has continued his postseason dominance as he has eight home runs in his last nine playoff games.
Springer is out of the lineup for Friday's game at Baltimore, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. Springer will sit for the second straight game after the Astros secured the AL West title Tuesday. The 29-year-old should be available off the bench, but manager A.J. Hinch likely just wants to give his starting center fielder some additional time to rest a nagging thumb injury.
Springer is not in the lineup against the Orioles on Thursday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. Springer will remain on the bench for a second straight game as the Astros coast into the final series of the regular season with their spot and positioning in the postseason all locked down. In his place, Jake Marisnick will get another start in center field.
Springer is out of the lineup against the Blue Jays on Wednesday, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports. Springer will retreat to the bench as manager A.J. Hinch gives most of the regulars a day off now that Houston has won the division. Jake Marisnick will patrol center field during the series finale.
Springer (thumb) is back in the lineup Monday against the Blue Jays, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports. Springer sat out Sunday's contest after spraining his thumb in Saturday's game. Prior to the injury, he had hit an excellent .348/.417/.446 in his last 23 games. He'll lead off and play center field Monday.