HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa, the 2015 American League Rookie of the Year, signed a five-year contract with Adidas on Wednesday.
“This deal assures that Carlos will be compensated at the highest levels of Major League Baseball,” said Frankie Higginbotham, Correa’s marketing manager, in an interview with FOX 26 Sports.
Higginbotham, who pointed out Correa’s initial deal with Nike was worth $2500, did not reveal the value of the Adidas contract.
“It’s a huge deal,” Correa said. “ I think the Adidas deal is a pretty good one. It’s going to help me through those five or six years that I need to get to free agency.
“It’s really special. A guy coming from a small town in Puerto Rico, with a lot of dreams as a kid. Those dreams are finally coming true. It’s something surreal. I’m just living the dream right now, and working every single day to try to get better and try to get those kind of deals.”
Correa is not just signing big endorsement deals, he will soon be on the big screen.
Correa met with Thomas Tull, chairman and CEO of Legendary Entertainment, and was offered an amazing opportunity.
Tull and his company are in the process of developing a movie about Hall of Fame right fielder Roberto Clemente.
“We were in L.A. (Thursday). We sat down with Thomas Tull,” Correa said. “He’s doing a Roberto Clemente movie.
“He asked me if I wanted to be in the movie and I said ‘of course.’”
Correa does not know yet what his role will be in the movie, but he is honored to be involved.
“It’s going to be special to be in the movie about a fellow Puerto Rican player, the best right fielder of all time, Roberto Clemente,” Correa said.
Correa spent Friday taping his first commercial in the U.S. with Central Houston Auto Group.
“I want to be able to do stuff off the field as well,” Correa said. “This is very important for me.
“I had a solid first year, and I think that helped me a lot. My charisma and my personality are helping me a lot too. So hopefully we can get more deals done. I love doing all of this.”