Astros shortstop Carlos Correa grounded out in the fifth inning of Thursday’s game against the Rangers, appearing to roll his ankle as he stepped on the first base bag. He was immediately tended to by the team trainer and manager A.J. Hinch. He needed help to leave the field.
With Correa out of the game, the Astros shifted Jose Altuve from second base to shortstop, and Tony Kemp came in to play second.
The Astros should provide more details on Correa’s status after the game. Hopefully, it’s just a minor tweak.
CHICAGO — Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez has a sprained right foot, likely sidelining the slugger for a pivotal season-ending series against the crosstown Cubs.
The White Sox had dropped a season-high five in a row heading into the weekend set, falling out of first place in the AL Central. They are hoping to get back on track heading into their playoff appearance since 2008, but the health of Jimenez is a concern.
Jimenez, who is batting .296 with 14 homers and 41 RBIs, was injured sliding across home in the seventh inning of Chicago’s 5-4 loss at Cleveland on Thursday. Manager Rick Renteria said the 23-year-old left fielder will need “to be off his feet” for a few days.
“There’s inflammation in there and they want to calm it down” Renteria said. “We’ll know more in a few days.”
The White Sox trailed the first-place Twins by a game heading into the series with the Cubs. They are just one ahead of the third-place Indians. The AL postseason begins on Tuesday.