Astros' Springer homers twice to start rehab assignment

Houston Astros outfielder George Springer hit two home runs with Double-A Corpus Christi on Thursday night as he started a minor-league rehab assignment.

Springer went on injured list on May 25, a day after straining his left hamstring. He's expected to play several more games in the minors before being re-evaluated to see if he's ready to return to the majors.

Springer hit a solo homer in the third inning and a three-run shot in the fourth. He had 17 homers, which led the American League, and 43 RBIs at the time of his injury.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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