Travis Buck (heel) is hoping to begin a rehab assignment within the next few days.
He hasn’t yet discussed a timetable yet with Houston, but believes his ankle is sound enough for game conditions. Buck was placed on the DL earlier this month with a sore right heel. He has resumed all baseball activities except, of course, playing in games. Whenever his rehab stint begins, it shouldn’t last long. Expect Buck back in the majors by the end of the month.