While he is expected to be in the lineup for Game 1 of the ALCS, Carlos Correa remains bothered by a back injury that sidelined him earlier this season.

Correa says he's still in pain and every swing and miss hurts his back. On some days, walking is uncomfortable.

He hit .239/.323/.405 with 15 home runs in 402 regular-season at-bats. He went on the disabled list in late June with a sore back and missed a month and a half.