There will be a big-league feel to the final day of the regular season at Modern Woodmen Park.

Houston Astros catcher Evan Gattis will join two other Astros players currently with the Midwest League club on rehab assignments with the Quad-Cities River Bandits, pitcher Michael Feliz and third baseman Colin Moran.

Quad-Cities manager Russ Steinhorn said Sunday he did not know when Gattis will play his first game, but he is expected to catch this week in the playoffs for the River Bandits as he works his way back to Houston from a wrist injury.

Eligible to come off the disabled list Saturday, Gattis has hit a career-best .269 in 71 games for the Astros this season.

"They will give us a schedule and we will work with that,'' Steinhorn said. "Because we're in the playoffs, it gives him a chance to get in some at-bats in live games which should help him as he works to get back to Houston.''

Feliz is scheduled to start on the mound in today's 1 p.m. game against Wisconsin, which will counter by sending another pitcher with major-league experience, Adrian Houser, to the mound.

A three-year major-league reliever with Houston, Feliz is working his way back from a shoulder injury while Houser, who reached the majors with Milwaukee in 2015, will be making his third appearance with the Timber Rattlers and his ninth of the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery.

Feliz and Houser, teammates with Quad-Cities in 2014, are expected to see limited action.

Moran, who has spent parts of the past two seasons with the Astros, is recovering from a face injury and saw action in the field for the first time on Sunday for the River Bandits.

"Have those big-league guys in, having them around our guys, is a good experience for our team,'' Steinhorn said. "It's good for them to see how the big-league guys prepare and compete every day.''

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