Astros’ top prospect Correa out for season, breaks leg sliding

Carlos Correa was hitting .325 with six homers and 57 RBI in 62 games at Class-A Lancaster before his injury.

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Carlos Correa, Houston’s top prospect and the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 draft, has had season-ending surgery after breaking his right fibula.

Correa was injured while sliding into third base Saturday night in a game for Class-A Lancaster.

Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow says Correa had the surgery on Wednesday in Houston and is expected to return for the 2015 season.

Correa was named to the All-Star Futures game this week after hitting .325 with six homers and 57 RBI in 62 games for Lancaster this season.