Shortstop Carlos Correa, who signed a free agent contract to play with the Minnesota Twins in the offseason, is about to return to the city that made him who he is right now.
The Twins are preparing to visit the Houston Astros for an important series at Minute Maid Park, and Correa will return to the stadium in which he lived so many impactful moments in his life.
“Carlos Correa returns to Minute Maid Park tonight, his first time back on the field since game 6 of the 2021 World Series,” Astros insider Michael Schwaab tweeted.
Carlos Correa returns to Minute Maid Park tonight, his first time back on the field since game 6 of the 2021 World Series.
— Michael Schwab (@michaelschwab13) August 23, 2022
The last one of those impactful moments involved his team losing the World Series, but he also enjoyed the highs: he won his own Fall Classic with Houston in 2017, won a Rookie of the Year award with the Astros in 2015, and the Gold and Platinum Gloves last year, not to mention two All-Star berths.
Correa Had An Amazing Stint In Houston
The Astros selected Correa with the first pick of the 2012 MLB Draft, and he was a key cog in the team that made three World Series over a span of five seasons between 2017 and 2021.
It was a mutually convenient season: the Astros helped develop him and made him the star player he currently is, and the player was a key performer both in the regular season and the playoffs in Houston.
While the Astros were always interested in bringing Correa back for the 2022 campaign, his salary aspirations were too high for them and he ended up going to Minnesota.
And while some fans hold a grudge, the vast majority loves and respects Correa for his contributions to the post-2015 Astros.
He will likely get his fair share of applauses from the Houston crowd.