Since 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.
Back at Chelsea, Giroud is thought to have become frustrated by the lack of opportunities under manager Frank Lampard this season.The former Arsenal star, who signed a one-year contract extension over the summer after the club utilised a clause in his previous deal, has only made two starts this season and the 33-year-old has spoken of the frustration of spending much of the campaign so far sat on the bench.There has been plenty of recent speculation regarding the forward’s future and now Inter Milan are thought to have joined the hunt to land the Frenchman.Inter bolstered their attacking ranks over the summer with the arrival of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez from Manchester United.However, manager Antonio Conte is eager to add to his strike force and is thought to have identified Giroud as a target, having worked with the forward during his time at Stamford Bridge.With less than six months left on his current deal, Giroud could be a bargain deal, with reports suggesting £6m might be enough to land the player.Chelsea’s inability to bring in a replacement due to their current transfer ban could be the only snagging point in any potential switch to the Serie A giants for World Cup-winner Giroud.0Shares0000(Visited 17 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Inter eyeing January swoop for GiroudLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 15 – Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud appears to be headed for the Stamford Bridge exit in January, with Inter Milan tipped to make a move for the France international.The Blues forward came to the rescue for France on Thursday night as he bagged a 79th-minute winner from the penalty spot to help Les Bleus edge past Moldova 2-1 in Paris.