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Astros shortstop Carlos Correa is hopeful to play this weekend against the Cubs after injuring his shoulder.

By SI Wire
September 08, 2016

Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa will miss Thursday's game against the Cleveland Indians with left shoulder inflammation, but the team is hopeful he will be able to play in the weekend series against the Chicago Cubs.

Correa was sent back to Houston for tests on the shoulder after sustaining the injury when making a diving stop in a game against the Indians on Monday.

"He was a little uncomfortable yesterday and went through the normal routine pregame and then had a couple of things last night happen where the inflammation increased," Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. "And [we] sent him for tests and decided to send him back to Houston to see our doctors. We hope to have him playing this weekend."

Correa, the reigning American League Rookie of the Year, is hitting .274 with 19 home runs and 90 RBIs in 134 games this season.

Houston is 1 1/2 games behind the Baltimore Orioles for the second AL wild-card spot.

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