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Carlos Correa’s Brother Begins Training in New Role for Houston Astros in MLB Debut Hopes

By January 23, 2022No Comments

The league matches of Major league Baseball are scheduled to start from March 31, where all 30 teams will be in action in 15 matches on the opening day itself. But before the league starts, teams will have to take part in the spring training, scheduled to start from February 26. Star shortstop and free agent Carlos Correa’s younger brother JC Correa has been practicing hard for the Houston Astros. Jean Carlos Correa aka JC Correa is a 23-year-old infielder for the Astros.

However, the league is currently going through the owners’ lockout. If players and owners do not agree to a new CBA deal as soon as possible, the spring training will be compromised.

Who is JC Correa?

Notably, JC Correa joined the Astros in 2020 as an undrafted free agent. The Astros signed him for $20,000, the maximum amount allowed for an undrafted agent. Before joining the Astros in 2020, Correa played as an infielder for Lamar University. But the Astros had announced his signing as the second baseman.

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Having played the 2021 season in the Minor League Baseball, JC Correa is yet to play any Major League games. But this year the younger Correa is expected to make his debut in the Major League for the Astros.

JC Correa to make his Major League debut in a new role?

The younger Correa on Saturday shared an Instagram story, in which he is practicing as a catcher for the Astros. Now, since JC Correa’s natural position is an infielder, it will be interesting to watch him in the new role of catcher.

It appears that @Jc_Correa1, Carlos Correa‘s brother who is in the Astros system as an infielder, is starting to get reps at catcher (JC’s Instagram)

— Michael Schwab (@michaelschwab13) January 22, 2022

Carlos Correa for the Astros

Currently, the former Astros shortstop is a free agent in the market and has been in the news for his mammoth market value. After the 2021 season, Correa’s contract expired with the Astros. And now the Puerto Rican looking to break the record of Corey Seager’s $325 million deal. As per MLB Network’s Jon Heyman, Correa’s demand is around $330 million for any team.

Carlos Correa made his MLB debut in 2015 with the Houston Astros and since then he has played only for them. Correa had his best MLB season in 2021. He went on to win Gold Glove and Platinum Glove Awards and was also named to his second All-Star Game. He has been instrumental in the Astros success in the past five years.

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