Astros: Carlos Correa activated off 10-day injured list

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The Astros will have Carlos Correa back for their series with the White Sox.

While playing down their best all-around player last weekend against the New York Yankees, the Houston Astros still stole one of two games. Carlos Correa was sent to the 10-day injured list due to health and safety protocol, but on Friday, the Astros activated the All-Star shortstop.

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The possibility of having the COVID-19 virus was never reported. It also stands true for left-handed pitcher Brooks Raley, who hit the injured list last week due to health and safety. This gave another reason for Correa to skip the All-Star Game, which had its own issues of health and safety protocols. As a corresponding move, the Astros optioned Taylor Jones to Triple-A Sugar Land, where the Skeeters are in the beginning of a six-game series in Albuquerque.

As the ball club heads north, Houston’s three-game series with the Chicago White Sox begins Friday at 7:10 p.m. with Lance McCullers Jr. off the rubber against right-hander Dylan Cease.

For the following games, Saturday will host Jake Odorizzi vs. right-hander Lucas Giolito. And for Sunday, Framber Valdez matches up against left-hander Carlos Rodon. This looks like a great weekend of pitchers’ duels.

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From the 2021 MLB Draft, Spencer Arrighetti, Chayce McDermott, Quincy Hamilton, Colton Gordon, Aaron Brown and Michael Sandle have signed with the ball club. This makes them the first reported selections to do so. These should fall like dominoes over the next week, as more players will choose to sign or head to college for the first time or for a longer stay.