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Sports Minute: Astros sign Correa's brother as undrafted free agent

10 months 2 weeks 1 day ago Friday, June 19 2020 Jun 19, 2020 June 19, 2020 7:09 PM June 19, 2020 in Sports - AP - Texas

HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Astros have signed second baseman J.C. Correa, getting the brother of star shortstop Carlos Correa on the third try. The Astros signed the younger Correa for $20,000, the maximum allowed for an undrafted free agent. Houston had picked Correa in the later rounds of the last two drafts. This year’s draft was drastically cut to only five rounds because of the coronavirus pandemic. Correa hit .245 in 14 games as a senior for Lamar University this year before the season was shortened by the virus. In 2019, he led the school with a .332 batting average, 10 home runs and 44 RBIs.

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