MLB All Star Carlos Correa Returns to El Paso
El Paso Chihuahuas fans will get an extra treat for the next few days. Carlos Correa is on his injury rehab assignment, and the All Star shortstop will play for Fresno during their four-game series with the Chihuahuas. First pitch tonight is scheduled for 6:35pm. Correa has been out since July 17th with a torn ligament in his thumb and he is scheduled to rejoin the Astros in early September. The 22-year old is hitting .320/.400/.566 with 20 home runs and 67 RBIs in his 84 games for the Astros this season. Correa is one of the best young players in all of baseball and his appearance with the Grizzlies should sell some extra tickets for this final home series of the regular season.
Meanwhile, the PCL today named Hunter Renfroe the Player of the Week. In his first six games with the Chihuahuas this season, the reigning PCL MVP posted a .524/.583/1.000 (AVG/OBP/OPS) slash line. Renfroe compiled 11 hits, seven of which went for extra bases, a PCL weekly-best. He also topped the league with eight runs scored, while totaling 21 bases. Additionally, Renfroe hit one home run, drove in five and collected more walks (3) than strikeouts (2).
The Chihuahuas currently trail Salt Lake by just one game for first place in the PCL's Pacific Southern Division with just eight games left. Listen to all the action with the radio voice of the Chihuahuas, Tim Hagerty on 600 ESPN El Paso.