Wright, Bogusevic suffer minor injuries

Astros pitcher Wesley Wright and Minor League outfielder Brian Bogusevic both suffered minor injuries while playing winter ball this week.

Wright, who is being converted to a starter in the Dominican Winter League, took a line drive off his heel while pitching Thursday night and underwent X-rays. General manager Ed Wade said the club may bring the left-hander to Houston soon to be examined by team doctors.

“He was due to come back here at some point before Christmas, and we may accelerate that and get him back here and checked out,” he said.

Wright was 0-2 with a 3.58 ERA in seven starts for Este. In 32 2/3 innings, he’d allowed 27 hits, 16 runs (13 earned), 20 walks and struck out 38.

Bogusevic, a former first-round pick as a pitcher who has converted to outfield, was examined Friday in Houston by team medical director Dr. David Lintner after he injured his left knee landing awkwardly on first base during a game in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Wade said the injury is not believed to be serious.

“We thought initially it was a meniscus injury,” he said. “We’re still waiting to find out more, but he’s not going back immediately.”

Bogusevic was hitting .245 with one double and three RBIs in 49 at-bats for Mayaguez.



Astros pitcher Chris Sampson is playing host to a free baseball clinic from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at his newly opened academy — LoneStar Baseball Academy, located at 204 YMCA Drive in Baytown.

Sampson has invited 50 kids from the Baytown YMCA to a free, private clinic. Children attending will be taught the fundamentals of pitching, hitting and fielding. LoneStar Baseball Academy, which opened Nov. 16, is owned and operated by sampson and former Milwaukee Brewers farmhand. For more information visit www.lonestarbat.com   



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