Jason Michaels has a fracture in metacarpal bone in left hand

Astros right fielder Jason Michaels broke his left hand making a diving catch in Tuesday’s victory over the Phillies and will miss the remainder of the season.

Michaels, 35, is scheduled for surgery today to repair a displaced fracture of the fourth left metacarpal bone. He batted .199 with two home runs and 10 RBIs in 156 at-bats.

Rookie J.B. Shuck replaced Michaels and went 3-for-3 with a run scored and a stolen base.
Manager Brad Mills doesn’t foresee a need to add another outfielder to the active roster.
“I think we can make do,” Mills said. “ We’ll mix them around or whatever, but I think we’ll be OK.”

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