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Carlos Correa Sent Home With Shoulder Injury

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Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa was sent home to be evaluated by doctors for a shoulder injury

Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch announced on Wednesday that shortstop Carlos Correa would be leaving the team and returning to Houston. The reason behind Correa’s departure is the fact that the reigning AL Rookie of the Year is dealing with shoulder inflammation.

Even with Correa being sent back to Houston to be examined, Hinch assured fans and media that Correa would start this weekend against the Chicago Cubs.

A.J. Hinch had this to say about the situation:

“Carlos is a little beat up, so we sent him to see our doctors. He had tests today (Wednesday), so we felt that was the right decision.”

Correa first noticed the soreness on Tuesday against the Cleveland Indians and it only got worse the next morning. The young shortstop has been a key part of the Astros success this season. He is hitting .274 with 19 bombs and 90 RBI’s in 134 games.

If the Astros hope to secure a playoff berth this season, they will need Correa to be healthy. They currently sit two games out of the second AL wild card.

In the absence of Correa, Alex Bregman will likely see the majority of the time at shortstop while Yulieski Gurriel will slide in to play third base. Marwin Gonzalez has also had his name thrown around as a possible replacement for Correa while he is out.

The Astros are also without ace Dallas Keuchel who returned to Houston on Monday with shoulder inflammation in his left shoulder.

With Correa only slated to miss a couple of games, this may not hurt the Astros too bad. One thing is certain; the Astros will need all hands on deck if they hope to claim a wild card spot this season.