Astros center fielder Michael Bourn left the Astros fifth straight loss after he felt tightness in his groin in the seventh inning. He was replaced by Jason Bourgeois in center field. The Reds went on to win the game 12-4.
After the game, Bourn told the Houston Chronicle’s Zachary Levine that he would play tomorrow if it felt better, but Levine speculated that the Astros may hold him back since it’s a day game after a night game.
Groin injuries can be a very big deal for basestealing threats, so Bourn’s fantasy owners should keep an eye on his running stats over the next week or so if he has avoided a long-term injury. Should Bourn be forced out of the lineup, the Astros would likely have to turn to Bourgeois in center field, although Jason Michaels has played a few spare innings a year there. The Astros would lose a lot of defense with that switch.
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