Astros' Chas McCormick, Jose Abreu sit out with injuries

Houston Astros outfielder Chas McCormick and first baseman Jose Abreu sat out Thursday afternoon's series finale at Baltimore because of injuries.

McCormick sustained a bruised knee diving for a ball in Wednesday's 8-2 win against the Orioles and is considered day-to-day, manager Dusty Baker said. He is batting .274 with 15 homers and 47 RBIs in 73 games this season.

Abreu, who is batting .234 with 10 homers and 56 RBIs in 110 games in his first season with Houston, is dealing with lower back discomfort and will be reevaluated when the Astros return home this weekend, Baker said.