|Bats / Throws||Right / Right|
|Date of Birth||9/22/1994|
|Height, Weight||6'4", 215 lbs|
|From||Santa Isabel, PRI|
|Drafted||2012 - Rd 1|
Correa went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI in Friday's 6-4 win over the Angels.
Correa had his first hits since being activated off the injured list. Swatting a couple of homers suggests the back injury that sidelined him for a month is not a major concern. The Astros are expected to limit his playing time initially, but assuming he comes out of Friday's game without issue, Correa's scheduled to start Saturday, per Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle.
Correa will sit as expected Wednesday against the Rangers.
Correa isn't expected to play every day right away after returning from a nearly month-long absence with a back injury. He went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts Tuesday and will rest Wednesday, with Alex Bregman sliding to shortstop and Aledmys Diaz starting at third base.
Correa, who returned from the 10-day injured list to start at shortstop in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Rangers, won't play Wednesday in the series finale, David Barron of the Houston Chronicle reports.
As was suggested over the weekend, the Astros are ramping up Correa slowly upon his return. After playing a full nine innings Tuesday and going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts, Correa will sit out Wednesday and then return to play Friday against the Angels after an off day. Manager AJ Hinch suggested Correa would play in only two of the Astros' three games over the weekend.
Correa (back) will start at shortstop and bat seventh Tuesday against the Rangers, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.
Correa completed a short rehab stint with Triple-A Round Rock, and he's since been cleared to return from the 10-day injured list. He's been sidelined since Aug. 20 due to a back issue. Houston will have the luxury of easing Correa back into action with the playoffs still a few weeks away.
Correa (back) went 1-for-2 with two walks in Triple-A Round Rock's season-ending loss to Sacramento on Friday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
With no more minor-league games left, it appears Correa's return is imminent. The shortstop will remain with Round Rock through the weekend and partake in a live batting-practice session Sunday before rejoining the Astros on their off day Monday. "If all goes well, we'll continue his rehab in the big leagues during this homestand," manager AJ Hinch said. The Astros host the Rangers for two games beginning Tuesday followed by a three-game set against the Angels that begins Friday. There is a chance Correa could ramp up slowly, playing less than a full-game in the first few games for which he's activated.