HOUSTON — The Houston Astros are calling up top prospect Carlos Correa, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 draft.
The team announced Sunday night that Correa will join the Astros in Chicago on Monday, in time for the opener of a three-game series against the White Sox. Correa was with Triple-A Fresno after beginning the season with Double-A Corpus Christi, and was hitting a combined .335 with 10 home runs, 44 RBIs and 21 doubles with 18 stolen bases.
The Astros have also optioned right-hander Jake Buchanan to Fresno, and a subsequent move to the 40-man roster will be made Monday.
At 20, Correa will be the youngest player in the majors. He was drafted out of the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy when he was 17.