Astros prospect Carlos Correa held out of Monday’s lineup with right heel soreness


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.

MLB sells share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for $900M

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NEW YORK – Major League Baseball has sold its remaining share of a streaming service technology company to the Walt Disney Co. for $900 million.

The sale was disclosed Tuesday in Walt Disney Co.’s annual filing report through the SEC. MLB received the $900 million in exchange for the 15% stake it still had in a company called BAMTech, which originally started as MLB Advanced Media in 2000.

The technology helped MLB become a leader in sports streaming in the 2000s.

Walt Disney Co. has been buying chunks of BAMTech for the past five years and now owns 100% of the company. The National Hockey League sold its 10% share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for a reported $350 million in 2021.