The Minnesota Twins are visiting the Houston Astros for a three-game series until Thursday.
Houston won the first game, played on Tuesday night, with a 4-2 score.
That game marked the return to the city of one of the most influential Astros of the last decade: Carlos Correa.
The shortstop signed a free agent contract to play with the Twins this season and the next two, although he can opt out after every campaign.
Before committing his 2022 future to the Twins a few months ago, Correa played seven fruitful years with the Astros in which he won the 2015 Rookie of the Year award, the 2017 World Series, two All-Star berths, and both the Gold and Platinum Glove awards in 2021.
He was one of the leaders of the team that went to three Fall Classics in a span of five years.
Correa Loves Houston
Some people will have hard feelings towards the infielder for not choosing the Astros as his long-term destination, but most Astros fans understand that leaving for a better financial opportunity is part of the game.
The player himself, in a meeting with the media in Houston, had nothing but good things to say about the Astros and its fans.
“Carlos Correa has a message to #Astros fans. ‘Thank you to the fans for everything you did for me, my family and my career and I’m looking forward to being back out there with you guys again,'” Astros reporter Daniel Gotera tweeted, quoting the player.
Carlos Correa has a message to #Astros fans.
"Thank you to the fans for everything you did for me, my family and my career and I'm looking forward to being back out there with you guys again." pic.twitter.com/1R9agJePU8
— Daniel Gotera (@DTGoteraKHOU) August 23, 2022
The talented shortstop went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts last night, and will be back on the field on Wednesday.
He remains a beloved figure among Houston fans, and deservedly so.