The Astros promote mega-prospect Carlos Correa to Triple-A


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An important part of the Astros’ future is getting closer to Houston:

Correa — whose 2014 season was cut short due to a fractured fibula — has shown that he has absolutely nothing to prove in Double-A, where he hit .385/.459/.726 with 7 homers, 32 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 29 games. As a shortstop, mind you. Who is only 20. This after dominating low-A ball in 2013 and high-A ball before his broken leg last year. I guess showing up in the Best Shape of His Life this year paid off.

Most people will tell you that the big hurdle for a young player is making it in Double-A. Correa more than made it, he owned it. If he does the same thing at Fresno, he could be playing for the big club this year.

Houston’s Yordan Alvarez leaves game with ankle discomfort

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HOUSTON — Houston slugger Yordan Alvarez left the Astros’ game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fifth inning with left ankle discomfort.

Alvarez, who is tied for second in the American League with 37 home runs, rolled his ankle running out of the box on a single in the first inning.

He looked to be in some pain as he jogged to first base and was checked on briefly by manager Dusty Baker and a trainer before remaining in the game. Serving as the designated hitter, he struck out in the third inning before being replaced by pinch-hitter David Hensley for his at-bat in the fifth.