Astros’ Springer day to day after taking pitch to left elbow

Houston Astros outfielder George Springer is day to day with a bruised left elbow after being hit by a 92 mph pitch from Texas Rangers starter Cole Hamels in the fourth inning.

Springer remained on the ground for nearly two minutes Friday night as Houston’s medical staff attended to him. He finished the inning as a baserunner, but was replaced in center field in the top of the fourth by Jake Marisnick.

Springer is hitting .296 with eight home runs and 26 RBIs for the defending World Series champs. He set a franchise record for hits in a nine-inning game on Monday night in Oakland, going 6 for 6 with a three-run homer, a double, four singles and four runs scored.