Seconds after fouling off a 2-2 pitch about 300 feet down the left field line, Correa took a 92 MPH fastball off of his left hand and immediately dropped to the ground. After team medical staff members looked at him, he was removed from the game for further examination.
Correa batted .320 with 33 doubles for Quad Cities, the Astros Single-A affiliate, in 2013. He has six hits in 28 at-bats this spring. Prior to his injury, he was expected to start the 2014 season at High-A Lancaster.
UPDATE: Houston Chronicle beat writer Evan Drellich has some positive news.
XRay set for Correa. Initial signs, stength tests, are positive, but he’ll be sore at the least
— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) March 20, 2014
From MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart: Apparently Correa is superhuman.
Correa says hand feels fine: "I can swing the bat right now if I want to," he said. X-ray tomorrow to be sure.
— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) March 20, 2014