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Carlos Correa leaves game after being hit in the hand with a pitch


The Astros consensus top overall prospect, Carlos Correa, left Wednesday’s Spring Training game against the Nationals after being hit in the hand by Tyler Clippard.

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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.

From MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart: Apparently Correa is superhuman.


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