Maxwell to travel with Astros

Maxwell to travel with Astros
July 4, 2013, 3:00 pm
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Justin Maxwell, who is on the 7-day disabled list with concussion-related symptoms, will travel with the team on their upcoming road trip, which starts on Friday with a three-game series at Texas.

Following an off day on Monday, the Astros play at St. Louis on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Astros manager Bo Porter is hopeful Maxwell will be back on the field sometime during the road trip. After St. Louis, the Astros have a three-game series starting July 12 at Tampa Bay.

“Whenever you lose one of your starting players you want to get them back as quickly as possible,” said Astros manager Bo Porter. “In Maxwell’s case we want to get him back with a full bill of health.”

Maxwell sustained a mild concussion on June 25 vs. the Cardinals He has experienced some headaches since hitting his head on the right-field grass at Minute Maid Park attempting to catch a fly ball.

Maxwell, who passed all the required tests by MLB, returned to action on June 28 vs. the Angels as an eighth-inning pinch runner. He played right field in the ninth inning of that game, but has not played since.

On Thursday Porter said Maxwell will go through more strenuous tests than the first time in order to be cleared.

“It all depends on the doctors,” said Porter. “I’m not going to try to play doctor. I just hope that everything goes well, he passes all the tests and we get him back on the field as quickly as possible.”