According to Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle, Correa is keeping an open mind: "I'm not shutting the door. The price has got be right, you know what I mean? And it's got to be early. Once I get to arbitration there's no turning back."
Correa's agent, Greg Genske, shot down the idea of such a deal Thursday when asked about it by Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports: "Carlos is never going to do an [early] multiyear contract."
Correa appears more open to the possibility if the money is right, and he made it clear to Kaplan that he enjoys playing in Houston:
I love the Astros. I love the team. I love the fans in Houston. I love everything. I've still got five more years here until I'm a free agent. So, I'm not worried about it. I'm not thinking about it right now. If the Astros are going to approach me at some point, I'm more than glad to listen to what they have to offer. But this is [a] business, so we'll see what happens.
According to Spotrac, Correa will become arbitration eligible in 2019 and stands to hit free agency in 2022.
The 22-year-old former No. 1 overall draft pick is in the midst of his third MLB season and is currently hitting .250 with one home run and three RBI.
He took American League Rookie of the Year honors in 2015 and followed that up with a .274 average, 20 homers and 96 RBI last season.
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