Carlos Correa injury update: Astros star (back) pulled from game vs. Tigers, sent home to rest

first_imgSince being activated from the IL in late July after his rib injury, Correa has batted .241 with eight home runs and 21 RBIs. He’s slashing .279/.359/.588 this season with 19 homers and 56 RBIs in 71 games for the AL West-leading Astros (80-46).He hasn’t played more than 110 games in the regular season since 2016 — his second season in the majors.Jack Mayfield shifted to shortstop Monday after Correa’s exit, but it’s unlikely he’ll take over the position if Correa misses extended time as Alex Bregman shifted over from third base for the majority of Correa’s previous IL stint. Corey Kluber injury update: Indians ace (broken arm) suffers potential setback in rehab start Braves claim speedster Billy Hamilton off waivers after Ender Inciarte’s injury Related News Red Sox ace Chris Sale avoids Tommy John surgery “I don’t like it at all,” Hinch said after the 5-4 win. “It’s not comfortable, but hopefully we’ll hope for the best.”AJ Hinch on Carlos Correa who left the game with back discomfort: “I don’t like it at all. It’s not comfortable..We’ll hope for the best.” #Astros pic.twitter.com/pQ8kQsSSR3— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) August 20, 2019Correa missed 50 games earlier this season with a fractured rib, but this latest hiccup is worrisome because he has a history of back issues. The 24-year-old missed a month of last season with back issues before adopting a new postgame routine (which includes a foam roller and hot/cold-water tub dunks) to help loosen his back. Carlos Correa’s disappointing 2019 season took another unfortunate turn Monday when he was pulled from a game against the Tigers with discomfort in his back.After striking out in the first inning, Correa was taken out of the game and sent home to rest. Astros manager AJ Hinch said his shortstop is day to day and would be evaluated Tuesday.last_img read more