Thursday, October 11, 2018

Astros Correa Plagued By Back Soreness As ALCS Tilt With Boston Looms

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The potent Houston Astros line-up is filled with guys who can kill you. One, however, who will not be at 100% full strength is their star shortstop Carlos Correa. He's been battling back issues almost the entire year—and spent six full weeks on the disabled list. Since his return to action on August 10th, he has not been the offensive force he once was. He did homer once in the ALDS against Tito's Tribe, but every swing brings pain. Being the post-season, he will suck it up and play—said Correa, "You’re a competitor so every time you step on the field you play it off like everything is fine. But obviously you’re hurting." Again, Houston has enough firepower in the rest of their line-up to more than compensate for a less-than-stellar Correa. Still, it's something to watch for in the upcoming ALCS.