The Astros received good news regarding shortstop Carlos Correa Thursday, when the MRI on his right side came back clean, according to The Athletic.
Correa, 23, left Wednesday’s game with discomfort in his side, and will be held of the lineup Thursday against the Rangers. However, it appears Correa avoided a long-term injury.
Marwin Gonzalez will start at shortstop while hitting sixth against Rangers starter Cole Hamels.
After getting off to a hot start, Correa struggled in May, batting under .200 for the month. He’s currently slashing .264/.348/.464 this season with 10 home runs and 39 RBIs.
The Astros (38-25) entered Thursday’s action one game behind the Mariners in the American League West.