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MLB: Astros’ Carlos Correa on IL due to health and safety protocols

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The Houston Astros placed shortstop Carlos Correa on the 10-day injured list due to health and safety protocols prior to Friday night’s home game against the New York Yankees.

Astros manager Dusty Baker told reporters a short time before the move was announced that Correa was battling a illness and wasn’t at the ballpark.

Correa pulled out of next Tuesday’s All-Star Game on Thursday, citing that he wanted to spend time with his pregnant wife.

The 26-year-old Correa is batting .288 with 16 homers and 52 RBIs in 82 games.

Infielder/outfielder Taylor Jones was recalled in a corresponding move. Jones, 27, is hitting .175 with five RBIs in 21 games with Houston this season.

The Astros hold a 4 1/2-game lead over the Oakland Athletics in the American League West entering Friday’s opener of a three-game series with the Yankees.

–Field Level Media

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