New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes left his rehab appearance on Saturday with tightness in his right quad. He is expected to be reevaluated on Sunday.
Padres: OF Franchy Cordero (right forearm) took batting practice before the game and is looking to make a return soon. He should be moving aggressively towards getting back, Green said. Today is one of the big days for him now. Green added Cordero probably will go on a rehab assignment before returning to the club. We’ll see how he looks the next few days hitting BP-wise, all his work, and make a determination there, Green said.
Padres: RHP Tyson Ross (5-3, 3.31 ERA) will start the second game of the series on Saturday. The Padres have won each of his last five starts.
Marlins: RHP Dan Straily (2-2, 3.50) will be making his second start against the Padres this season. He allowed five runs, four earned, in 5 2/3 innings on May 29 in San Diego.Yu Darvish’s replacement is doing his job better than Darvish
He’s very much ready to play. I think he wants to play. He wants to test it out, he said.
Correa swung in the batting cage on Saturday and was scheduled to take fielding practice Sunday. Houston is off Monday and returns to action Tuesday when it visits the Oakland Athletics.
With the day off tomorrow, the smartest thing for us to do is give him today, give him tomorrow and Tuesday he’ll be more than ready to come back and assume his everyday role, Hinch said.
Correa felt what he called right side discomfort in his last at-bat vs. the Mariners on Wednesday. He was re-evaluated Thursday, and the MRI came back clean, according to the shortstop.
The Astros have won their past three games against the Texas Rangers with Correa out of the lineup.
He is batting .264 with 10 home runs and 39 RBIs this season.