Astros OF Springer leaves game with apparent injury

Field Level Media

May 19, 2019 at 8:13 pm.

Houston Astros All-Star outfielder George Springer was removed from Sunday’s game in Boston with an apparent injury in the fourth inning.

MLB.com said Springer had lower back stiffness.

On Sunday, he struck out swinging three times against Chris Sale of the Red Sox. In his second at-bat, he appeared to wince after a missed swing.

On Friday night, Springer grabbed his side after a swing, although manager AJ Hinch said he was not injured.

Josh Reddick moved from left field to take Springer’s spot in right field, and Tony Kemp replaced Springer in the lineup to play left field.

Springer entered the game leading the league in OPS, runs scored, home runs and RBIs.