Astros top shortstop prospect Carlos Correa undergoes surgery for fractured right fibula
Astros general manager Jeff Lunow announced Wednesday -- via Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle -- that shortstop prospect Carlos Correa has undergone surgery for a fractured right fibula. Correa is done for the remainder of the 2014 season. It’s possible -- though not certain -- that Correa will be able to participate in a fall league this October.
Correa suffered the broken fibula on a hard slide into the third base bag Saturday night at High-A Lancaster. He had to be carried off the field by his Lancaster teammates and was then carted away from the dugout with a towel over his head.
The 19-year-old from Puerto Rico was batting .325/.416/.510 with six home runs, 57 RBI, 20 stolen bases, and 50 runs scored through 62 games this season in the California League. The Astros selected him first overall in the 2012 MLB Amateur Draft and Baseball America ranked him seventh on their Top 100 this winter.