UPDATE: Billy Hamilton is day-to-day with right groin soreness


UPDATE: Mark Sheldon of MLB.com brings word that Hamilton is considered day-to-day with a sore right groin.

4:54 p.m. ET: According to Mark Sheldon of MLB.com, Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton made an early exit from today’s game against the Cardinals in the eighth inning due to an apparent injury.

Hamilton suffered the injury after he beat out an infield single. He appeared to tweak something while trying to avoid the first baseman and could be seen stretching his leg. That’s obviously not something you want to see with someone whose speed is integral to his game. The Reds should provide an update soon.

The infield single snapped an 0-for-14 hitless streak for Hamilton, who is batting just .195 (8-for-41) with a .267 on-base percentage through 11 games. On the bright side, he is 8-for-8 in stolen base attempts.

Carlos Correa likely headed to injured list again

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Per MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart, Astros manager A.J. Hinch said shortstop Carlos Correa will likely be placed on the 10-day injured list due to a back injury. Correa exited Monday’s game against the Tigers after two innings due to the back issue.

Correa, 24, missed two months between May 26 and July 26 due to a broken rib. Back issues aren’t anything new to him either, as he missed time last year with back issues as well. This season, the shortstop is batting .278/.358/.556 with 19 home runs and 56 RBI in 310 plate appearances.

Alex Bregman handled shortstop for a majority of the time Correa was out earlier this year, shifting over from third base. That could once again be the case going forward, with Yuli Gurriel taking over at the hot corner.