Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa outweighs Jose Altuve by more than 50 pounds, so manager A.J. Hinch doesn’t want the rookie hurting anyone.
When your team’s best player is 5'6", 165 pounds, it’s probably a good idea to protect him from your hyperactive 220-pound rookie.
On Sunday, Astros second baseman Jose Altuve hit a walk-off single to beat the Tigers and Carlos Correa celebrated by wrestling him to the ground with a linebacker-like tackle. Correa explained that he was just having fun, but as the Houston Chronicle describes, manager A.J. Hinch didn’t see it that way.
“You’re about to give me a heart attack to see those two rolling around on the field,” Hinch said. “It was pretty good form, but we have to find a different way.”
Hinch didn’t see Correa’s tackle until he watched a replay.
“I love the win,” Hinch said. “Love the walk-off. The rolling around, it’s got to be replaced. What happened to the high-five? We all laughed it off since nobody got hurt.”
Hey, it could have been worse. Evan Gattis weighs 260 pounds.
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