Astros sign Carlos Correa to $11.7M to avoid arbitration

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The Houston Astros and shortstop Carlos Correa have agreed to a one-year, $11.7 million contract to avoid arbitration.

Correa originally requested $12.5 million while the Astros offered him $9.75 million last month.

This will be the final year of the 26-year-old’s arbitration eligibilty.

Correa hit a non-impressive .264/.326/.383 in 58 games played last season with five home runs and 25 RBI.

With former teammate George Springer headed to Toronto, Correa must step up in the Astros lineup if he wants to land a big contract next offseason.

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