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Carlos Correa to undergo surgery for torn thumb ligament, expected to miss six to eight weeks

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The Astros announced on Tuesday that shortstop Carlos Correa has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a torn ligament in his left thumb. He’s expected to miss six to eight weeks. Ken Rosenthal reports that Correa will undergo surgery.

Correa, 22, suffered the injury during Monday’s game against the Mariners, specifically in the fourth inning on a swing. He suffered a thumb injury initially at the beginning of July, so his swing on Monday likely reaggravated it. Correa lands on the disabled list batting .320/.400/.566 with 20 home runs and 67 RBI in 375 plate appearances.

Needless to say, this is a huge blow to the Astros, who appeared to be by far the best team in the American League with a 62-31 record. Marwin Gonzalez figures to take over at shortstop while Correa is absent.

Infielder Colin Moran was recalled from Triple-A Fresno to take Correa’s roster spot.

Marlins place Martin Prado on the disabled list with a sprained right knee

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The Marlins announced after Monday’s 6-5 win over the Phillies that third baseman Martin Prado has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained right knee. Miguel Rojas was reinstated from the disabled list.

Prado, 33, has been mentioned in various trade rumors recently. The Red Sox, for example, were recently reported as having interest in a package deal with the Marlins in which they would acquire Prado as well as reliever David Phelps. Prado’s injury might mean the Marlins will have to try to move him through waivers in August instead. He hits the DL batting .254/.283/.362 in 145 plate appearances.

Rojas, 28, had been out since May with a fractured right thumb. He resumes with a .789 OPS across 73 plate appearances in the majors.

Video: Aaron Judge’s bat may be slumping, but his arm isn’t

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Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge has struggled offensively to start the second half, but his arm certainly isn’t slumping. He showed off his cannon on Monday night, nailing Brian Dozier at the plate in the bottom of the third inning.

With the bases loaded, Miguel Sano hit a fly ball to Judge in right field. Despite not having much momentum going towards home plate, Judge fired off a 97.7 MPH throw to catcher Austin Romine to complete the double play.

As of this writing, Judge is 0-for-2 with a strikeout. But at least he has an outfield assist.