May 30, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Houston Astros first baseman Carlos Lee (45) in the dugout during the second inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE

Carlos Lee Injury Update: First Baseman Returns From Disabled List

Carlos Lee has been reinstated from the disabled list.

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Carlos Lee Injury Update: First Baseman Is Reinstated From The Disabled List

Houston Astros first baseman Carlos Lee has been on the disabled list since June 2 with an ankle injury that he suffered against the Cincinnati Reds. The injury occurred when Lee pulled up while running to first base and ended up having a strained left hamstring.

After being on the disabled list and missing 12 games, Lee is has been activated and could be in Sunday's lineup against the Texas Rangers. Lee has looked good in his three rehab starts where he 5-for-10 including hitting a home run in three games of action.

With Lee back in the lineup the Astros are going to send first baseman Brett Wallace down to AAA Oklahoma City.

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Carlos Lee Injury Update: Sprained Ankle Leaves Lee Day-To-Day

On Friday night, Carlos Lee was forced to exit Houston's game against the Cincinnati Reds in the first inning because of a sprained left ankle. Luckily for Lee and the Astros, X-rays on Lee's ankle were negative, and Houston manager Brad Mills only expects Lee to miss two games.

Per Fox Sports Houston:

Astros first baseman Carlos Lee left in the first inning because of a sprained left ankle. X-rays were negative, but Mills expects Lee to miss two games.

"I knew I hurt it pretty good," Lee said. "It takes a lot to get me out of a game. This was one of those games.

Lee suffered the injury in the first inning while attempting to dig out Chris Johnson's low throw to first base in the first inning. So far on the season, Lee is hitting .273/.349/.390 with two home runs and 13 runs batted in. Hopefully for the Astros, Lee is unaffected by the injury when he returns to the starting lineup.

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Astros Vs. Reds: Carlos Lee Leaves Game With Ankle Sprain

Carlos Lee left tonight's game against the Reds in the first inning with an ankle injury.

Lee reportedly walked off the field without assistance, so this doesn't appear to be a major issue.

Entering Friday, Lee was hitting .273 with two home runs, three doubles and 13 RBIs. His average ranks fourth on the team and his home runs rank second. Currently in the top of the third inning, the Astros and Reds are scoreless in Cincinnati.

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