Correa relieved thumb injury not serious

July 5th, 2017

ATLANTA -- Astros All-Star shortstop is listed as day to day after leaving Tuesday's 16-4 victory over the Braves in the fourth inning with left thumb discomfort. Correa appeared to jam his thumb while sliding headfirst into home plate and being tagged out by Braves catcher Tyler Flowers.

X-rays were negative, and Correa said he hoped to be able to play Wednesday. He said he jammed the thumb into Flowers' shin guards.

"It's just a little sore, nothing crazy," he said. "We had a good lead and they decided to take me out and get some X-rays. They were negative. I'm pretty happy about that."

Correa, who was voted in as the starting shortstop for the American League in next week's All-Star Game presented by Mastercard, was trying to score from second base on an unusual play. had grounded out to first base to score the run from third, but when pitcher , who was covering at first base, barely caught the ball on the end of his glove and held it up to show the umpire, Correa tried to score, too, and was thrown out.

"I just saw the pitcher paying attention to the umpire and I decided to go," he said. "Now that this happened, I want to take it back, but it's done already. I'm just glad I'm good."

Astros manager A.J. Hinch liked the aggressiveness, but not the headfirst slide. Of course, Correa broke his ankle sliding feet-first into a base while at Class A Advanced Lancaster in 2014.

"You always hold your breath when guys slide headfirst," Hinch said.

Correa went 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored before leaving the game. His third-inning single stretched his hitting streak to a career-high-tying 13 games, which is the longest current streak in the Majors. He's also reached base in 21 consecutive games, which is the longest by an Astros shortstop since in 2009 (21 in a row).