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Astros place Carlos Correa on DL, call up Colin Moran

Correa expected to miss 6-8 weeks with torn ligament.

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The Houston Astros on Tuesday announced all-star shortstop Carlos Correa has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a torn ligament in his left thumb.

Correa, 22, is expected to miss 6-to-8 weeks with the injury. The Astros all-star shortstop originally sustained the injury on July 4, sliding headfirst into home plate. Correa jammed his thumb against Braves catcher Tyler Flowers shin guard and exited the game.

Correa reaggravated the injury on Monday night, exiting after swinging through a pitch. He was in clear agony after the swing and said after the game he had been playing through pain since the original injury.

Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said of the injury:

“Losing a player of Carlos’ caliber for an extended period is a big blow to our club, but I believe we have the roster to persevere and continue to win games. We do expect Carlos to return to the club in September and be ready to contribute down the stretch.”

Correa was batting .320 (104x325) with 18 doubles, 20 home runs, and 67 RBI in 84 games this season. Correa also leads all Major League shortstops in home runs, RBI, and OPS, and was selected to start for the American League in this year’s All-Star Game.

The Astros have called up infielder Colin Moran to from Triple-A Fresno to take Correa’s place on the 25-man roster.

Moran has found his groove in Triple-A. He’s hitting .308 (93x302) with 15 doubles, 18 home runs, and 63 RBI in 79 games and was selected to the 2017 Triple-A All-Star Game.