UPDATES & NEWS
Update: OF Michael Bourn (hamstring) ran the bases Wednesday and says he felt good. Manager Terry Francona said its a real possibility Bourn returns Thursday.
Running the bases is always the final test, so if Bourn doesn't report any issues, he should definitely be back in the lineup Thursday. The club will wait until Thursday morning before making that determination, however, all signs are looking good so far.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Jed Lowrie left Monday's game with a thumb injury. He's going back to Houston Tuesday for an MRI.
In all likelihood Jonathan Villar or Marwin Gonzalez will fill in for Lowrie if he misses extended time, but there's an outside chance the first-place Astros call up uber-prospect Carlos Correa for his first major league taste. Correa is murdering the Texas League (Double-A) to the tune of .375/.429/.719 with four home runs and two stolen bases. He's worth a speculative add in competitive leagues until the situation becomes more clear. Astros GM Jeff Luhnow has hinted that he wouldn't be scared to "lift" Correa straight from Double-A at some point. Analysis: Spencer Silva