Craig Calcaterra wrote this morning that Astros fans were speculating about a call-up for top prospect shortstop Carlos Correa after he made an early exit from yesterday’s game with Triple-A Oklahoma City. Well, not so fast. Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports that Correa is dealing with some minor soreness in his right heel.
Correa actually hurt his heel on a slide into home plate yesterday, but there was no immediate report about any kind of physical issue. The good news is that his absence is considered precautionary and Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said there’s no concern about the fractured right fibula he suffered last year. It doesn’t sound like he’ll need to miss much time.
Correa, 20, is batting .241/.307/.430 with three home runs, eight RBI, and three stolen bases over 19 games since his promotion to Triple-A. It’s widely believed that the Super Two cut-off will dictate the timing of his major league debut, but he’s not far off.