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

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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.

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.

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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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