Correa expects to be in lineup on Monday

Shortstop had X-rays on hand after being hit by pitch Saturday

Correa expects to be in lineup on Monday

OAKLAND -- Astros shortstop Carlos Correa said there's a "99 percent" chance he'll be in the lineup Monday when the Astros face the Angels at Minute Maid Park.

Correa left Saturday's win over the A's in the ninth inning after getting hit on the right hand by a pitch. X-rays were negative, but Correa was out of the starting lineup for Sunday's scheduled game against the A's that was postponed.

"I can move my hand really good," Correa said Sunday. "It's still a little sore, because I got hit by 95 [mph], not by something soft. I'm ready to go. I think I'll be able to go tomorrow."

Correa was struck by a fastball thrown by reliever Frankie Montas and said he feels fortunate because the ball hit a meaty part of the inside of the side of his hand. Sunday's rainout means Correa won't miss a game.

"I told skip I'm still down for 162," he joked. "We'll see."

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said he texted with Correa on Saturday night and was relieved he was feeling better, but he still wanted to keep him out of Sunday's lineup as a precaution.

"This morning he woke up and felt a little bit better," Hinch said. "It's sore as expected. I wasn't going to play him, but he would have been available in an emergency here if I needed him."

Correa is hitting .234 this season, including 2-for-18 in his last four games. He has only one extra-base hit this season, which came when he hit a home run on Opening Day.

Brian McTaggart has covered the Astros since 2004, and for since 2009. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.