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Correa exits early, day to day with toe bruise

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HOUSTON -- All-Star shortstop Carlos Correa is day to day after being removed from Monday's 6-1 win over the Orioles at Minute Maid Park after two innings due to a bruised left toe. Astros manager AJ Hinch said Correa could "very likely" be in the lineup Tuesday.

"We'll have to see how he feels [Tuesday] for availability," Hinch said.

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HOUSTON -- All-Star shortstop Carlos Correa is day to day after being removed from Monday's 6-1 win over the Orioles at Minute Maid Park after two innings due to a bruised left toe. Astros manager AJ Hinch said Correa could "very likely" be in the lineup Tuesday.

"We'll have to see how he feels [Tuesday] for availability," Hinch said.

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Correa fouled a ball off his foot Sunday against the Rangers in Arlington and stayed in that game. He said postgame Monday he aggravated the injury when he fielded a ground ball off the bat of Trey Mancini in the second inning.

"The nail was black, and today I tried to play through the pain, and the ground ball that got hit to short I had to react quickly and it hurt it even more," he said. "I had to come out of the game. I went out there and I could barely move. I was not feeling great."

Correa, who started at shortstop for the American League in the All-Star Game last year, is hitting .412 (7-for-17) with a homer and five RBIs through five games this year. He flied to right field in his first at-bat Monday against Baltimore's Chris Tillman.

Brian McTaggart has covered the Astros since 2004, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter and listen to his podcast.

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