Correa went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored in Monday's spring game against the Tigers. Three of Correa's six spring hits have been doubles. The Astros made a series of cuts this week, so regulars like Correa should get more at-bats and work on timing over the next couple of weeks. The shortstop is coming off a third consecutive year impacted by injuries, although when healthy, Correa makes a fantasy impact out of the middle infield.
Correa and the Astros agreed to a one-year, $8 million deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. Correa won his arbitration case in 2019, earning $5 million. He went on to hit .279/.358/.568 with 21 homers in just 75 games in an injury-filled age-24 season.
Correa went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run Thursday in an 8-3 win over the Yankees in Game 4 of the ALCS. While Correa has struggled so far in the postseason, slashing just .167/.167/.389, it's encouraging to see him pop two homers in the last three games after he battled back problems for much of the regular season. If the Astros can wrap up the series in Game 5, it would buy Correa a few additional days to rest his ailing back.
Correa (back) is in the lineup for Game 1 of the ALDS against the Rays on Friday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. Correa has been out for nearly two weeks with a tight back, but he's ready to go for the start of the playoffs, batting seventh and playing shortstop. Injuries limited him to just 75 games this season, but he hit quite well when healthy, posting a .279/.358/.568 slash line.
Correa (back) is expected to play in Game 1 of the ALDS on Friday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. A sore back has kept Correa sidelined since Sept. 21. The shortstop himself expressed optimism over the weekend that he wouldn't have to miss any playoff games, and manager AJ Hinch echoed those sentiments Wednesday.
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