Carlos Correa is one of the most highly coveted free agents left in the MLB, but there’s now a belief that he could potentially run it back and re-sign with the Houston Astros. As the organization continues to negotiate with the star shortstop, there is a “buzz” in camp that Correa may return to Minute Maid.
Astros plan to make new offer to free-agent shortstop Carlos Correa shortly, source tells @TheAthletic. His potential return is creating buzz in camp. “Players can’t stop talking about it,” one source said.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) March 15, 2022
Correa is a fan favorite for the Astros and beloved by his teammates, so this isn’t exactly a huge surprise. His entire big league career has been in Houston after they drafted him first overall in 2012 out of the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy. The Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees have both shown heavy interest in Correa, but the latter is likely out of the mix after trading for two infielders in Josh Donaldson and Isiah Kiner-Falefa. As for the Cubs, they just signed Gold Glove SS Andrelton Simmons.
All signs are pointing to Correa putting on an Astros jersey again, especially considering they’re already preparing a new deal for him. However, it’s important to note that the All-Star did just sell his home in Houston. He clearly didn’t think going back to the Astros was in the cards.
But as things stand, it’s a realistic possibility and his teammates cannot wait to see what happens, either.