Carlos Correa hires Scott Boras as new agent amid MLB lockout

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(Audacy) Whenever the MLB lockout ends, star shortstop Carlos Correa is hoping to cash in on the big bucks in free agency.

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Correa has switched agencies and hired Scott Boras to represent him, Mark Berman of Houston’s Fox 26 reported.

“I have made the decision to hire Boras Corporation to represent me moving forward,” he said in a statement. “Boras Corporation offers the highest level of baseball expertise and proven experience.”

Boras also released a statement, as Berman reported: “We’re very privileged to represent an elite talent like Carlos. We look forward to helping him achieve all of his goals in Baseball.”

Boras, of course, is one of the most powerful agents in baseball and holds the reputation of landing enormous contracts for his clients.

Correa, 27, is widely regarded as the top free agent in the 2022 market and is reportedly pursuing a deal north of $300 million. Fellow shortstop Corey Seager signed a 10-year, $325 million deal with the Texas Rangers just before the lockout.

The Detroit Tigers offered Correa a 10-year, $275-million contract, Buster Olney of ESPN reported previously. The Astros, on the other hand, offered a modest five-year, $160-million offer to stay with the team shortly after the 2021 season ended.

Among the other teams that have contacted Correa prior to the lockout are the Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers, Cubs and Braves, according to reports.

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