Correa to IL due to health/safety protocols

July 9th, 2021

HOUSTON -- The Astros placed shortstop on the injured list prior to Friday’s series opener against the Yankees due to health and safety protocols. Infielder Taylor Jones was recalled from Triple-A Sugar Land to replace Correa.

“If a guy’s sick, he’s sick, there’s nothing you can do about it,” Astros manager Dusty Baker said. “He’s day to day. We’ll see.”

The Astros placed pitcher Brooks Raley on the IL for heathy and safety protocols on Thursday.

Correa and second baseman Jose Altuve both announced Thursday morning they had decided not to play in the All-Star Game on Tuesday and would instead remain in Houston. Correa said he wants to spend the break with his pregnant wife, and Altuve said he’s dealing with a left leg injury.

Correa’s wife, Daniella, is pregnant with the couple’s first child, who is due in November. Correa, in the final year of his contract, is hitting .288 with 16 homers and 52 RBIs.