The Houston Astros placed outfielder The Houston Astros placed outfielder

Astros Send Bourgeois to DL


The Houston Astros placed outfielder Jason Bourgeois on the 15 day disabled list yesterday.  The speedster injured his right quad during Tuesday’s contest against the Rangers.

Astros’ GM Ed Wade said that the injury was something Bourgeois appeared to be dealing with since the beginning of the team’s series against Texas.

"“I thought I noticed something in his gait at that point in time after the game,” Wade said. “He was cramping and he got an IV bag at that point because of the dehydration. I sort of wonder whether a part of it was more than just a cramp at that point.”"

Bourgeois was a good sport about the roster move, understanding the importance of healthy NL bench.

"“When it’s six or seven days I probably need to recover, I should be on the DL,” Bourgeois said. “It’s a National League team, so you need everybody ready to go at all times.”"

Even though the 29 year old was still sore yesterday, he hopes to be up and running again in a week or so, allowing himself time to rehab the injury and return in 15 days.

Bourgeois has provided a spark for the Astros this season, both at the plate and on the bases.  Over his 45 games with the club this season, the outfielder has managed a batting average of .353 to go along with his 17 stolen bases.

Houston recalled Brian Bogusevic from Triple-A to replace Bourgeois on their roster.

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