The Astros will be without Carlos Correa and Aaron Sanchez for at least 10 days.

Astros injury updates: Carlos Correa (back), Aaron Sanchez (pectoral) heading to IL


Carlos Correa and Aaron Sanchez are heading to the injured list, Astros manager A.J. Hinch told reporters after Houston's 6-3 win over the Tigers on Tuesday.

Correa, 24, left the Astros' win over the Tigers on Monday before the start of the second inning with back discomfort.

The 2015 American League Rookie of the Year missed more than 50 games last season with a back issue. It is unclear if it is the same ailment, but Hinch told reporters he doesn't believe it is too serious before Houston's game Tuesday.

Sanchez, 27, gave up three runs in 2 1/3 innings in Houston's win over Detroit on Tuesday before he was removed for reliever Brad Peacock.

It was a bad outing, but one that was also notable for its lack of velocity.

Sanchez averages 93.7 mph on his fastball this season, but according to Astros Stats, the righty was averaging 91.9 mph in the first inning on Tuesday and 89.3 in the third inning. Clearly, something was wrong.

Fortunately for the Astros, they have an 81-46 record and entered Tuesday with an eight-game lead on the Athletics for first in the American League West. Houston also sports one of the best lineups and pitching rotations in baseball and it can sustain some injuries.

Look for Peacock to step into Sanchez's spot in the rotation. Rogelio Armenteros, Framber Valdez or Jose Urquidy could be replacements, as well.

As for Correa, Jack Mayfield is a logical replacement in the short term, but stud prospect Kyle Tucker could get the call, as well, as he has been spending time at first base at Triple-A Round Rock. If he were to play there, it would allow Yuli Gurriel to move to third and Alex Bregman to take over for Correa at shortstop.



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