Astros place Carlos Correa on 10-day IL after he fractures rib during massage

Houston calls up Myles Straw to take roster spot

HOUSTON - A fractured rib has landed Astros shortstop Carlos Correa on the 10-day Injured List, the team announced Wednesday.

Myles Straw has been called up from Triple A to take his spot on the 25-man roster.

Correa will be out for approximately four to six weeks. He last played Sunday against Boston.

VIDEO: Astros GM Jeff Luhnow discusses injury to shortstop Carlos Correa

“He was doing some things at home and reported to me of soreness around his rib area and alerted us. He was in the lineup but I took him out,“ Hinch said Tuesday. “He’s not here right now and is seeing our doctor."

Correa was not at the ballpark today per instructions to limit his activity and movement to assist the healing process, but released the following statement through the team.

“I’m extremely disappointed about not being on the field with my teammates. I sustained the rib fracture during a massage at my home on Tuesday. To sustain an injury in such an unusual way makes it even more frustrating. However, I will work hard to get back on the field as quickly as possible to help our team achieve our goal of winning another championship.”

According to the Astros, Correa ranks "second at the position in OPS (.907), HR (11) and RBI (35) and third in slugging pct. (.547). He also ranks second among AL shortstops in fielding pct. (.988), committing just two errors in 173 total chances."

 

 

Straw has hit .289 in 46 games for the Round Rock Express AAA team, with 16 steals in 18 attempts. The infielder/outfielder has played 25 games at shortstop and 23 games in centerfield. He appeared in nine games in September 2018 and hit .333.

Correa's injury is the latest to hit the Astros. 

George Springer and Jose Altuve were already on the Injured List.

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