During yesterdays game against the Seattle Mariners, Carlos Correa was pulled from the game after what was described as a jammed thumb.
However, after further evaluation by team doctors, Carlos Correa was diagnosed with a torn ligament in his thumb. He will have surgery and is not expected to be back in uniform for 6-8 weeks.
Astros have placed Carlos Correa on the 10-day disabled list with a torn ligament in his left thumb. He is expected to miss 6 to 8 weeks.
— Houston Astros (@astros) July 18, 2017
Carlos Correa has been a big part of the Astros’ lineup, batting 4th and hitting .320 with 20 home runs and 67 RBI’s. All the while holding down shortstop as good as anyone. Correa could be considered as the American League Corey Seager, a big built, power hitting shortstop on a top MLB team. Losing Carlos can cause panic in the Astros’ organization as they continue their push for a World Series title.
Carlos Correa is expected to be out 6-8 weeks.
He's 2nd on the Astros in WAR (4.8) and has been the best offensive SS this season. pic.twitter.com/2F28EUwU2W
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 18, 2017
The Astros’ are without a doubt the Dodgers’ biggest threat to a World Series title. Both teams sit atop the MLB standings and have been dominating every team in their path. The Dodgers’ have a two game lead over the Astros’ for the best in baseball, as the Dodgers’ haven’t even hit 30 losses yet. The Astros’ will have to hold onto a 10 game lead as the best team in the AL without their shortstop until early September when Correa is supposed to return.