The Houston Astros will be without one of their best players for most of the rest of the season. The club announced on Tuesday that Carlos Correa will miss 6-8 weeks.
Astros have placed Carlos Correa on the 10-day disabled list with a torn ligament in his left thumb. He is expected to miss 6 to 8 weeks.
— Houston Astros (@astros) July 18, 2017
Houston also revealed that Colin Moran will take Correa’s spot on the roster.
While the Astros have had a dream season, they’ve had to deal with some significant injuries. Lance McCullers Jr. has spent time on the DL, Collin McHugh has missed the entire season and Dallas Keuchel remains on the DL, although he recently started a rehab assignment.
Correa’s loss will hurt. He’s slashing at .320/.400/.566, has 20 home runs, 64 runs scored and 67 RBI.
The good news for Houston is that it has built up a solid lead. The Astros are 15.5 games up in the American League West and are 10.5 clear of the Boston Red Sox for the best record in the American League. Barring any setbacks, Correa should be expected to return to the team at some point in September.