Carlos Correa Rumors: Astros Offered SS 6-Year Contract Worth About $120M

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistMarch 24, 2021

Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa waits for a play during a spring training baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Sunday, March 7, 2021, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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The Houston Astros reportedly offered shortstop Carlos Correa a six-year extension worth about $120 million but "there's no sign of traction" on a potential deal, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network. 

Correa is heading into his final year of team control and would be the youngest player in the free-agent class next offseason.

The 26-year-old hit .264 with five home runs, nine doubles, 22 runs and 25 RBI across 58 games last season.

Correa has been a key part of the Astros success since making his debut in 2015, winning Rookie of the Year in just 99 games his first year. A year later, he ranked ninth in the majors with 7.0 wins above replacement, per Baseball Reference.

In 2017, he earned his first All-Star selection and hit five postseason home runs on the way to a World Series title.

Though consistency has been a problem in recent years, the right-handed hitter hit .279 with 21 home runs in just 75 games in 2019.

It could put him in high demand in a loaded shortstop class that is also projected to include Francisco Lindor, Javier Baez, Corey Seager and Trevor Story.

After Francisco Tatis Jr. agreed to a deal that will pay him $340 million over 14 years, it makes sense for Correa to test the market next season.