Video: Carlos Correa hit a monster home run in Fresno

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It’s only a matter of time before uber prospect Carlos Correa is playing shortstop for the Astros. For now, though, he’s playing for the Fresno Grizzlies. And last night he hit a monster home run against the Memphis Redbirds that went completely out of Chukchansi Park. Note: I had no idea what the name of Fresno’s Park was until I googled it three minutes ago.

Anyway, here’s the blast:

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A few more feet and he woulda hit it right into the Fresno Discount Swap Mall, which is another block beyond that warehouse there. See, when you Google things about Fresno, a place you’ve never been, you learn things! Note: if he hit one about 600 feet to dead center he could hit the Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company! Maps are great!

The important part of all of this, however, is that Correa has played 14 Triple-A games and has three home runs and a batting line of .283/.353/.500. At the age of 20.

Carlos is comin’, y’all.

Gallegos agrees to $11M, 2-year contract with Cardinals

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ST. LOUIS – Reliever Giovanny Gallegos and the St. Louis Cardinals agreed Monday to an $11 million, two-year contract, a deal that includes a club option for 2025 and escalators that could make it worth $20.5 million over three seasons.

The 31-year-old right-hander is 3-5 with a 2.91 ERA and 14 saves in 20 chances this season. He has 72 strikeouts and 15 walks in 58 2/3 innings.

“I feel so happy,” Gallegos said Monday before the Cardinals played the Pirates in Pittsburgh. “I don’t have the word for exactly how I’m feeling.”

He was obtained from the Yankees in July 2018 along with left-hander Chasen Shreve in the trade that sent first baseman Luke Voit to New York. Gallegos is 14-15 with a 3.02 ERA and 34 saves in six major league seasons.

Gallegos gets a $500,000 signing bonus and salaries of $4.5 million next year and $5.5 million in 2024. St. Louis has a $6.5 million team option for 2025 with a $500,000 buyout.

His 2025 option price can increase by up to $3.5 million for games finished in 2024: $500,000 each for 20-25 and 26-30 and 31-35, and $1 million apiece for 36-40 and 41 or more.

He would get $250,000 for winning the Rivera/Hoffman reliever of the year award, $50,000 for All-Star selection and World Series MVP and $25,000 for League Championship Series MVP.

Gallegos has a $2.41 million salary this year.

He was eligible for salary arbitration and is potentially eligible for free agency after the 2024 season.