Big Loss For The Astros As Carlos Correa Hits The Shelf
The Houston Astros have been rolling to begin this 2019 MLB season 37-19) but they were dealt a blow on Wednesday when it was announced that their star shortstop will miss four-six weeks.
Correa was pulled from the Houston lineup on Tuesday due to soreness in his ribs, Wednesday afternoon general manager Jeff Luhnow announced.
How did it happen? Apparently, it happened while Correa was at home on Tuesday before the game but Luhnow declined to pinpoint exactly how it occurred.
There have been many injuries to key players that Houston has had to endure. Jose Altuve has missed time with a hamstring injury in which he's recently returning from but has had fatigue and soreness still in his leg. George Springer has also been dealing with a hamstring injury as well and remains on the injured list.
A couple of other Astros dealing with the injury bug as well are infielder Aledmys Diaz, catcher Max Stassi, and pitcher Colin McHugh who are all on the IL.
With the news of Correa going down the team has recalled versatile Myles Straw who can play middle infield or center field. Straw is hitting. 289 with a team-leading 16 stolen bags.
We've now learned how Correa was injured: