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Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa out 6-8 weeks with thumb injury

Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros has his

Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros has his left hand looked at by trainer Jeremiah Randall and manager A.J. Hinch in the fourth inning after injuring it at bat against the Seattle Mariners. July 17, 2017. Credit: Getty Images / Bob Levey

HOUSTON — All-Star shortstop Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros is expected to miss 6-8 weeks with a torn ligament in his left thumb.

The Astros put Correa on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday and recalled Colin Moran from Triple A Fresno in time for an evening game against Seattle. Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow said losing Correa was a “big blow,” but he is expected back for the stretch run in September. Houston opened the day 15 ½ games ahead of the Mariners in the AL West.

Correa is batting .320 with 18 doubles and 20 home runs, and his 67 RBIs are second in the American League. He was injured Monday night after jamming his thumb on a swing.

Moran, a left-handed hitting corner infielder, was batting .308 with 15 doubles, 18 home runs and 63 RBIs in 79 games at Fresno.

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