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• Astros otfielder Justin Maxwell, out of the lineup since Aug. 22 with a bruised right index finger, said that there was no structural damage in the finger. Doctors told him that the bruise compares to shin splints. Maxwell will try to start swinging a bat on Wednesday. He is available to pinch-run.

• Reliever Francisco Cordero played catch on Tuesday and hopes to throw off a mound on Wednesday. He has been on the 15-day disabled list since Aug. 2 with a sprained ligament in a toe on his right foot.

• Astros otfielder Justin Maxwell, out of the lineup since Aug. 22 with a bruised right index finger, said that there was no structural damage in the finger. Doctors told him that the bruise compares to shin splints. Maxwell will try to start swinging a bat on Wednesday. He is available to pinch-run.

• Reliever Francisco Cordero played catch on Tuesday and hopes to throw off a mound on Wednesday. He has been on the 15-day disabled list since Aug. 2 with a sprained ligament in a toe on his right foot.