Diaz (hamstring) will play with Double-A Corpus Christi Friday and Saturday before getting Sunday off. He could return from the injured list as soon as Monday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. Diaz began his rehab stint with Triple-A Round Rock on Monday, and he hasn't faced any issues to this point. Assuming Friday and Saturday go as planned, the Astros could consider activating from the shelf in time for Monday's clash with Oakland.
Diaz (hamstring) went 1-for-4 with a run scored for Triple-A Round Rock on Monday. Diaz played seven innings at second base in the first game of his rehab assignment, which is expected to last between four and seven games. Given that he's already had a setback, the Astros want to give him time in the minors to play multiple positions and test the hamstring. The biggest test Monday was scoring from second base on a double.
Diaz (hamstring) is expected to need between 4-to-7 games during his rehab assignment before being activated from the 10-day injured list, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. Diaz started a rehab stint with Triple-A Round Rock on Monday, though he wasn't expected to play more than six innings. "With Diaz, we'll have to evaluate as the games compile," stated manager AJ Hinch. Hinch also mentioned that the length of Diaz's rehab assignment will likely depend on how often he's able to test his previously injured hamstring during games, per Jake Kaplan of The Athletic.
Diaz (hamstring) will start a rehab assignment Monday, Hunter Atkins of the Houston Chronicle reports. Diaz reportedly has been participating in baseball activities since June 4, but he's finally been given the green light to head out on a rehab stint. Given his lengthy absence, he figures to require at least a few games in the minors in order to get back up to speed.
Diaz (hamstring) took batting practice on the field Friday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. He may travel with the team to Colorado as he continues his rehab, but could also be sent to the team's spring training facility. It is unclear if he will need a rehab assignment before coming off the injured list.