Jason Michaels Will Begin Rehab Assignment Saturday

Astros outfielder Jason Michaels will begin a rehab assignment with the Oklahoma City RedHawks on Saturday as he begins his comeback from a subluxation in his left shoulder. Per MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart, Michaels took batting practice Thursday afternoon and declared himself ready to go:

“The more at-bats I get, the better,” he said. “But it felt good today.”

Most of Michaels at-bats have gone to Jason Bourgeois, who has been a revelation for the Astros in his limited time so far, hitting .391 with 11 stolen bases in just 49 plate-appearances. Even when Michaels does get back, he may find his playing time dip due to just how impressive Bourgeois has been for Houston.

Outfielder Brian Bogusevic will likely be the odd man out whenever Michaels is ready to return to the team. There is still no timetable for Michaels’ return, but the club took it easy on Clint Barmes when he was working his way back from injury, so it might be a week or so before Michaels is activated.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Houston

You must be a member of SB Nation Houston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Houston. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Houston

You must be a member of SB Nation Houston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Houston. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.