Shortstop Carlos Correa and the Houston Astros avoided arbitration and signed a one-year contract for next season.
According to MLB.com, Correa will earn a salary of $ 11.7 million in 2021 before potentially becoming a free agent at the end of the campaign.
“I’m glad we were able to reach an agreement and avoid arbitration, which is not a pleasant process,” said Correa, quoted by the Major League Baseball website. I’m ready to play and represent the Astros. ”
According to the figures provided, Correa looked for an annual salary of $ 12.5 million, while the Houston club offered an amount of $ 9.75 million.
If Correa ever decides to test the free agent market in 2022, the 26-year-old Puerto Rican may be one of the most sought-after athletes.