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Wednesday
Apr162014

Astros Call Up George Springer

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(HOUSTON) -- The Houston Astros called up highly touted outfielding prospect George Springer on Wednesday.

"We've got a Springer in our step! Welcome @gspringer_4 to the Houston Astros!," the team tweeted on Wednesday.

Springer was selected 11th overall by the Astros out of UConn in the 2011 amateur draft and had 37 homers and 108 RBIs with 45 stolen bases while in Double-A and Triple-A last year. Springer continued his hot streak this year and was batting .308 with three homers and eight RBI's.

The Astros are five games back of the Oakland Athletics and 5-9 in their first season in the A.L. West division.

Springer will make his debut Wednesday night against the Kansas City Royals at home.

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