KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- The Astros breathed a huge sigh of relief Thursday when X-rays performed on the left hand of shortstop prospect Carlos Correa showed no fracture. Correa left Wednesday's game after he was hit on the hand.
"No fracture at all, so it's good," said Correa, the top pick in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft. "It's a little bit sore, but it'll be fine by tomorrow."
Correa, 19, was reassigned to Minor League camp on Thursday, but he impressed the Astros by how he handled himself on and off the field. Manager Bo Porter was extremely concerned when Correa went down after Tyler Clippard of the Nats struck him with a fastball Wednesday.
"It's a scare, but part of what helps is he turned the right way," Porter said. "He gave way a little bit and that lessened the blow a little bit. Needless to say, we're definitely excited about the news we received. It's just a little bit sore."
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