MINNEAPOLIS — Yuli Gurriel is expected to be activated from the 10-day disabled list by the Houston Astros prior to the start of a home series on Friday against the Texas Rangers.
Recording from left hand surgery, Gurriel finished an injury rehabilitation stint with Double-A Corpus Christi on Tuesday and returned to Houston.
Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Gurriel will be evaluated on Wednesday.
Gurriel served a five-game suspension at the start of the season for a racist gesture made to pitcher Yu Darvish in the World Series. Gurriel played first and third during six Double-A games and hit .429 with four doubles and three RBIs. He batted .299 with 18 home runs and 75 RBIs for Houston last season.