The Astros announced Friday that center fielder Justin Maxwell, who fractured his left hand on Tuesday after being hit by a pitch, is estimated to return to competition in 4-6 weeks. Lefthanded pitcher Rudy Owens, who’s on the club’s 40-man roster and assigned to Class AAA Oklahoma City, has a stress fracture in his left foot that will require surgery. Maxwell, 29, fractured the fifth metacarpal of his left hand but doesn’t require surgery. The fifth-year veteran is wearing a splint. Maxwell hit .234 with one home run and six RBI in 20 games for the Astros, starting the first 20 contests of the year in center field.
Justin Maxwell’s return set for 4-6 weeks
Houston Chronicle | Apr 26