Carlos Correa Gives Interesting Response to Astros-Twins Benches-Clearing Incident
Minnesota Twins shortstop Carlos Correa finally made his highly anticipated return to Minute Maid Park on Tuesday night. While the Twins wound up losing 4-2 to the Houston Astros, the night wasn't without fireworks.
A benches-clearing incident went down when Minnesota starter Aaron Sanchez hit Houston's José Altuve in the leg with a pitch. Caught in the middle of it was none other than Correa, who had to help separate his former teammate from his fellow Twin.
After the game, Correa used a specific word to describe the incident: "Awkward."
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Correa chalked things up as being a "terrible misunderstanding." He said that both he and Altuvé have known Sanchez since they were all on the Astros roster in 2019 and that "we only have great things to say about Aaron in the clubhouse."
The incident led to the umpires removing Sanchez from the game since they counted pitching coach Pete Maki's trip to the mound during the brawl as the second coaching mound visit. Manager Rocco Baldelli was irate by that decision, but his arguments didn't lead to the results he was looking for.
There's no questioning that Correa will never forget his return to Houston. The former 2012 first overall pick played seven seasons in an Astros jersey, tallying 133 home runs and 489 RBIs while earning two All-Star appearances, the 2015 AL Rookie of the Year award and a 2017 World Series ring.
The Puerto Rican SS then signed with the Twins back in March on a three-year, 105.3 million deal. He's experienced somewhat of a down year, though, tallying 14 HRs and 39 RBIs while slashing .269/.429/.780 in 97 games.
Only time will tell if Correa and the Twins can get revenge when they face the Astros again on Wednesday at 8:10 p.m. ET.
Unfortunately, it's shaping up to be an uphill battle for Correa and co. FanDuel Sportsbook currently lists the Twins as +198 underdogs ahead of tonight's clash, while the Astros are favored to win at -240 odds.
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