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Astros’ Carlos Correa out with shoulder inflammation

Houston’s Wild Card trek gets even harder with another player down.

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The Astros have dealt with injuries/fatigue to Colby Rasmus, Marwin Gonzalez, Luke Gregerson, Lance McCullers, Dallas Keuchel, Luis Valbuena, and Preston Tucker. The Astros have survived for now. But they will be tested mighty as Carlos Correa has been sent to Houston to have shoulder inflammation by team doctors — as reported by’s Brian McTaggart.

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said before Wednesday game that Correa felt the discomfort after a diving stop on Monday. Which could have been that this play:

Correa, 21, is out of the lineup for the first time since June 12. Correa is batting .309 (17x55) with a home run and six RBI in his last 15 games.

Alex Bregman has moved over to shortstop from third base to fill the hole left by Correa.

Hinch noted that Correa will be out at least until Friday when the Astros open a series with the Chicago Cubs.