Astros SS Carlos Correa leaves game after twisting ankle on first base
Astros shortstop Carlos Correa left Thursday’s game against the Rangers after appearing to injure his left ankle while running out a grounder.
Correa was injured in the fifth inning when he appeared to twist his ankle after stepping on first base. He came up limping and was examined by a trainer.
After Correa was pulled from the game, Jose Altuve moved from second base to shortstop and Tony Kemp took Correa’s spot in the lineup, playing second. Altuve, a Gold Glove second baseman, had never played shortstop in the majors before.
Correa, 21, was last season’s AL Rookie of the Year. He is batting .254 with a .770 OPS this season.