Former MLB outfielder Cameron Maybin made a pitch to Carlos Correa to sign with the New York Yankees.
The MLB lockout is over, which means that teams will be in a hurry to sign the remaining free agents before Opening Day on Apr. 7. For teams in need of a shortstop, the top player available is Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros.
Former Astros teammate Cameron Maybin tweeted out a recruiting message to Correa, saying that he is built to handle wearing a New York Yankees uniform.
Cameron Maybin makes pitch to Carlos Correa to sign with Yankees
Why the Yankees, you may be asking? Well, Maybin was hired by the YES Network, home of the Yankees, as a broadcaster.
Maybin and Correa, of course, previously played together in Houston during the 2017 season, where the team won the World Series.
As for if the Yankees will sign Correa, that is up in the air. The team was linked to the shortstop, as they did receive his medical records prior to the lockout, per MLB Network’s Jon Heyman.
Last season, Correa slashed .279/.366/.485 while recording 26 home runs, 92 RBI, 104 runs and 155 hits. Correa also won the Gold Glove and Platinum Glove for the first time in his career.
Correa was heavily linked to the Chicago Cubs following the end of the lockout. Even though the team signed shortstop Andrelton Simmons, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic tweeted that it would not preclude the Cubs from pursuing Correa, if they so choose. Plus, a return to the Astros can’t be ruled out.
The best suggestion we can give Yankees fans it to wait for the official report or announcement from Correa himself as to where he will play in 2022 and beyond.