Correa is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Orioles, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports. Correa started the previous three games before taking a seat for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader. The 24-year-old has a .239/.323/.405 slash line with 15 home runs in 402 at-bats this season. Marwin Gonzalez will start at shortstop while Tony Kemp grabs the start in left field.
Correa went 2-for-5 with a double, a solo home run and two RBI in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Orioles. It's the first time since early May that Correa has collected multiple extra-base hits in one game. The 24-year-old is not in the lineup for the nightcap and entered the day with a .175/.284/.211 slash line in September.
Correa will be on the bench for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Orioles. The Astros will use a total of 16 different players to start either or both games Saturday, with most players resting for at least one of the two matchups. Correa's rest will come in the nightcap after batting second and playing shortstop in the first contest. Alex Bregman will take over at shortstop for the second game.
Correa went 1-for-4 with an RBI and struck out three times in Wednesday's 3-1 loss to the Blue Jays. Correa served as the designated hitter and delivered Houston's lone run on an infield dribbler up the third-base line. This was his first game after missing six games with a sore back. He told Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle his swings felt normal, and that he felt comfortable at the plate. We suspect the Astros will want to give Correa more at-bats over the final few games and see him play the field for nine innings.
Correa (back) will bat third and serve as Houston's DH against the Blue Jays on Wednesday, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports. Correa missed the past six games due to a sore back, but he's back in the lineup for Wednesday's series finale a day after the Astros clinched the division. Look for Correa to work his way back to his typical spot at shortstop over the next few days.
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