New York Yankees Target 17-Year-Old as Priority Over Carlos Correa During MLB Lockout

Published 12/05/2021, 7:45 AM EST
Oct 8, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1) looks to the dugout during the game against the Chicago White Sox in game two of the 2021 ALDS at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports | Courtesy Reuters

The New York Yankees desperately need a shortstop if they want to secure their place in the 2022 post-season. While there were strong rumors about them focusing on Carlos Correa, they did not make any moves before the lockout.

However, a new report highlights why they aren’t aggressive in acquiring any shortstop yet. A 17-year-old is the potential future shortstop for the Yankees.

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Roderick Arias to sign with New York Yankees in 2022 season

The 17-year-old, Roderick Arias has produced a powerful performance before making his debut in Major League Baseball. Arias is a consensus No.1 international prospect and is reported to be acquired by the Yankees. The young star will hopefully join the team on January 15, 2022.

However, whether he will be the starting shortstop for the Yankees or not is doubtful. Although his moves on the field show that he is a promising addition to the Yankees’ future. On the other hand, top shortstop Corey Seager has joined hands with Texas Rangers, leaving Arias and Correa as the top shortstop in the free agency.

Oct 3, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts (50), shortstop Corey Seager (5) and first baseman Matt Beaty (45) score on a grand slam home run by shortstop Trea Turner (6) in the fifth inning of the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
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Carlos Correa might be interested in Chicago Cubs

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While there were rumors about Yankees, Astros, and Red Sox contacting Correa, another rumor suggests that he might be interested in the Cubs. According to reports, Correa contacted a former Cubs player. He reportedly got in touch with Cubs’ former shortstop Javier Baez, to inquire about his experience with the team.

Oct 19, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1) runs to second base after hitting a double to start the ninth inning against the Boston Red Sox in game four of the 2021 ALCS at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

Carlos Correa’s future is uncertain, as the MLB lockout was implemented. Do you think Carlos Correa will not join the New York Yankees in the 2022 season?

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A post-graduation student in political science, Shreya is also a professional 10m air pistol shooter. Taking after her athlete father, she was naturally inclined towards the athletic life.

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