Houston Astros: Carlos Correa makes an important step while rehabbing

Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa is rehabbing a recent back injury and should be back in a few weeks. He made an important step in his recovery. What?

The Houston Astros had a successful series against the Los Angeles Angels this weekend at Minute Maid Park.  They swept the series in dominating fashion, including an 11-2 rout that completed the three-game set today.

It was amazing to watch our favorite players do battle in what were some really cool threads that they got to wear over the weekend.  They were all wearing all white, which reminds me of the ballyhooed event titled White Linen that’s held in the Houston Heights neighborhood during the first week of August.  It has become a tradition over the past decade and I always look forward to it.

The Angels donned the black uniforms and it was just cool to see what these guys came up with for what’s on the back of their jersey.  We enjoyed monikers such as Mr. Irrelevant, Horhay, Big Fudge and one of my favorites, Chef G.

Those all belong to Josh Reddick, George Springer, Jake Marisnick and Gerrit Cole respectively.  Cole’s been cooking some damn good cuisine out on the bump this season and that name befits him well.  His numbers are at historic highs and it has truly been a pleasure seeing him do work this season.

But enough about me gushing about the nuances of Player’s Weekend, let’s get to the guts of the situation at hand with Carlos Correa, who re-injured his back last week, sending him right back to the injured list.

A recent MRI indicated that there was no structural damage to his back and could be back within

the next three weeks if his rehabbing goes well for him.  As with any delicate injury like this, the Houston Astros will proceed with caution and will only get him out there taking reps if he’s physically ready to do it.

Brian McTaggart of MLB.com is reporting that Correa did some light running on the field today which definitely encouraging news to hear about.  Tag also gives a caveat yet important tidbit that he hasn’t done any hitting or agility work.

AJ Hinch categorizes Carlos in a “great spot,” because “he’s upbeat about being able to move around and about his recovery.”

Whatever way you slice it, it’s good to hear some positive news about that man, who seems to have some type of injury issue each season.  He’s an amazing talent but it’s hard for him to put a campaign together to start racking up some serious hardware if he’s hurt a great chunk of the time.

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Nonetheless, he’ll be back soon and he’ll be a key contributor during the team’s postseason run, however long that may be.

Correa has popped a .278/.358/.556 slash line along with 19 home runs and 56 RBIs through 310 plate appearances in 72 games this season.

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