Houston Astros star shortstop Carlos Correa has been out since late May with a fractured rib.

Currently on the 60-day injured list, Correa has been toiling away in the minors on a rehab assignment. That’s good news.

Though, the better news comes from Astros manager A.J. Hunch, who indicated that Correa has looked good on his rehab assignment. It’s also expected that he’ll be able to return next Friday against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Correa, 24, was hitting .295 with 11 homers, 35 RBI and a .907 OPS this season before going down to injury.

His return will be a boon for an Astros team that’s facing some surprise competition from the Oakland Athletics in the AL West as the dog days of summer continue.

Vincent Frank
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