Carlos Corporan C HOU 4 Months

Corporan has been experiencing swelling and bruising on his right thumb for the past two months,'s Brian McTaggart reports.

Corporan first suffered the injury while attempting to block a ball with his bare hand in mid-June. He's been able to play through the ailment due to the fact that he's only asked to catch two or three times a week, but it sounds like he'll continue to receive treatment on the thumb over the rest of the season.

Carlos Corporan C HOU 5 Months

Corporan will hit sixth at start at catcher Wednesday against the Twins.

Starter Jason Castro is getting a breather, so Corporan will assume the backstop duties for Wednesday's matinee. The career backup is hitting .239/.288/.388 with five home runs and 18 RBI in 44 games with the Astros this season.

Carlos Corporan C HOU 6 Months

Carlos Corporan went 2-for-3 with an RBI in a loss to the Angels on Sunday.

Corporan has been gaining playing time with Jason Castro's struggles, and he came through with the Astros' lone RBI on Sunday. Corporan is hitting .234/.288/.415 with five home runs and 14 RBI on the year.

Carlos Corporan C HOU 8 Months

Carlos Corporan hit a three-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.

The three-run shot off Rangers reliever Justin Germano was icing on the cake on a night the Astros dominated their division rivals. The homer was Corporan's fourth this season in 44 at-bats. Unfortunately he hasn't hit much else -- he's hitting just .159/.191/.432 on the year.

Carlos Corporan C HOU 9 Months

Carlos Corporan belted a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Angels.

It was one of just four hits the Astros mustered for the day and the only run they could come up with. Corporan has shown a little pop for a backup catching, as he hit seven homers in 210 plate appearances last season. Still, he doesn't play enough to have fantasy value even in the deepest of leagues.

Carlos Corporan C HOU Jun 21 '79

Astros activated C Carlos Corporan from the 15-day disabled list.

Corporan had been out since August 20 due to concussion-related symptoms. With Jason Castro banged up, he should see a decent number of starts behind the dish.

Carlos Corporan C HOU Jun 16 '79

Carlos Corporan (concussion) will begin a rehab assignment Thursday with Double-A Corpus Christi.

Corporan has been on the concussion disabled list since August 20. Assuming no setbacks, he should be able to return to the Astros' active roster early next week.

Carlos Corporan C HOU Jun 14 '79

Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Carlos Corporan (concussion) could return to the field later this week.

Corporan took a foul ball of his facemask on Aug. 19 and has been sidelined since. Fellow backup catcher Max Stassi sustained his own concussion a few days later and is also the on the 7-day disabled list. "Corporan is further along than Stassi, and hopefully we'll get Corporan into game situations later this week, either it's with an affiliate or in Houston," Luhnow said. "We're feeling optimistic he'll be back in competition later this week. Stassi has one more hurdle left and until he clears that milestone we're in a holding pattern." Starter Jason Castro suffered a knee injury Monday, leaving Cody Clark and recently-acquired Matt Pagnozzi as the club's only healthy backstops.

Carlos Corporan C HOU Jun 10 '79

Carlos Corporan (concussion) has been working out for the past few days.

The catcher is hoping to begin baseball activities soon. Corporan hasn't experienced post-concussion issues lately, but there's still no timetable for his return. "Everything is looking good" said Corporan. "I'm feeling better every day and have no more headaches. I'm happy to be back to normal. That wasn't fun."

Carlos Corporan C HOU Jun 05 '79

Carlos Corporan is still having concussion-related symptoms.

Corporan has been instructed to stay home and rest while the Astros go on their road trip. The backstop has been sidelined for nearly a week.