Correa REPLIED to Message by Yuli Gurriel

By Swing Completo/

Last March 18 saw the end of one of the most anticipated episodes of this 2021-2022 free agency. Carlos Correa, who had been a keystone of the Houston Astros infield, decided to sign a contract with the Minnesota Twins. The deal, despite being below the $300 millions he was demanding, was very high.

The Puerto Rican reached a three-year $105.3-million agreement with the Twins, thus becoming the highest paid infielder in average salary at $35.1 million per season, surpassing Los Angeles Angels’ Anthony Rendon’s $35MM. At the same time, Correa has two opt-out options after the 2022 and 2023 seasons.

One of those who wanted him to stay in Houston was Cuban Yuli Gurriel, who was his teammate since debuting in 2016. The 2021 Gold Glover and batting champion made an Instagram post with a picture of both of them. The post read: “Good luck my bro, Gracias por todo caballo.” (Thanks for everything horse–Cuban way of praising someone’s skill and class).

Correa, who has done nothing but speak wonders about his former teammates, replied with a comment: “Viejo, eres el mío personal. Love you bro.” (Old man, you are one of my own)

Gurriel and Correa played together for six Major League campaigns with the Houston Astros. They won three American League Championship Series (2017, 2019 and 2021) and won the World Series in 2017. They were also involved in the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal.

Gurriel is in his last contract year and Correa can opt out after the season. Maybe fate will make them teammates once more in the future.

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