Carlos Correa injury: Astros benefit the most

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With Carlos Correa reportedly dealing with an injury, the Houston Astros might be able to negotiate a deal with the talented shortstop.

Well, Carlos Correa’s potential value in this free agency market likely took a hit when it was reported that some teams are concerned about an injury that Correa is dealing with. Buster Olney reported that some teams are apparently worried about Correa’s lower back.

That will almost certainly impact the sort of offers that Correa will receive, which could conceivably make it more enticing for Correa to return to Houston.

Carlos Correa free agency update: Reported injury could help Houston Astros

There’s no guarantee Correa will come to an agreement with the Astros, but this news will almost certainly change the way teams approach negotiations with Correa. While he’s talented enough to land a huge, long-term deal, teams may be hesitant to commit to much more than a five-year deal due to a perception of injury issues.

The Astros previously offered a deal that was well below what Correa might theoretically be worth in ideal free agency market situations. As free agency started, there were murmurs that Correa could conceivably sign a deal that was around $300 million.

Unfortunately for Correa, he doesn’t have the luxury of having ideal free agency market situations.

As this free agency period wears on, Correa now has to navigate a lockout and a reported injury. There’s a good chance he won’t sign a deal that is anywhere near what he initially wanted.

That might help Houston find a way to make a deal happen.

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