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Astros top shortstop prospect Carlos Correa undergoes surgery for fractured right fibula

Jun 25, 2014, 7:25 PM EDT

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Astros general manager Jeff Lunow announced Wednesday — via Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle — that shortstop prospect Carlos Correa has undergone surgery for a fractured right fibula. Correa is done for the remainder of the 2014 season. It’s possible — though not certain — that Correa will be able to participate in a fall league this October.

Correa suffered the broken fibula on a hard slide into the third base bag Saturday night at High-A Lancaster. He had to be carried off the field by his Lancaster teammates and was then carted away from the dugout with a towel over his head.

The 19-year-old from Puerto Rico was batting .325/.416/.510 with six home runs, 57 RBI, 20 stolen bases, and 50 runs scored through 62 games this season in the California League. The Astros selected him first overall in the 2012 MLB Amateur Draft and Baseball America ranked him seventh on their Top 100 this winter.

  1. earpaniac - Jun 25, 2014 at 11:18 PM

    Funny to say he got lucky its a broken leg, and not a destroyed knee.

  2. stex52 - Jun 26, 2014 at 8:07 AM

    Really hate to see this. The kid has a world of potential. Hopefully it is correct that a broken bone is better than a messed up joint. But this probably cost him and the Astros a year of development.

  3. jeffa43 - Jun 26, 2014 at 11:16 AM

    Astros starting SS, 2016, R.O.Y…. World Series Ring in 2016….

    SI was a little long on prediction.

    • stex52 - Jun 26, 2014 at 2:04 PM

      Any prediction of a WS win is over the top. The playoffs are a crapshoot on who is hot and who is lucky. 2016 is a reasonable guess that they might have a shot off at a Wild Card or even the AL West. I’m not that impressed with the overall quality.

      But putting them on the cover of SI is the kiss of death.

  4. ejheim62 - Jun 26, 2014 at 11:30 AM

    heard announcers in the Pirates/Rays game the other night castigating baserunners who slide head first. They ranted on and on about how dangerous it is. Well….so’s sliding the other way, apparently.

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