• Carlos Correa's salary is only 18% Of Justin Verlander's
  • The Puerto Rican received $5 million last year
  • The Houston Astros might get suspended due to sign stealing

Carlos Correa’s net worth is around $7 million but his salary is only a bit part compared to the highest paid player in their team.

The highest paid on the Houston Astros roster is still Justin Verlander with a $180 million deal for seven years, which he signed in 2013. With an annual salary of $28 million, he remains the top dog for the Astros. The All-Star pitcher might be on the tailend of his glamorous career but he is keen to show he still has what it takes to run with the younger players.

Correa, on the other hand, is an asset for the Houston Astros. However, his season has had ups and downs due to injury. He only signed for a year with the Astros worth $5 million last year. The Puerto Rican shortstop was the number one draft in 2012, at just 17 years old. He spent time honing his game until he made his debut in MLB three years after. The gamble paid off as he was awarded the American League Rookie of the Year in 2015.

Unknown to many, the 26-year-old also runs the The Correa Family Foundation, together with his family. The group has helped survivors of Hurricane Maria and the powerful earthquake that happened in Puerto Rico in 2019.

Although life has not been always smooth sailing for him, the fans are hoping the off-season can turn things around for Correa. He has had all sorts of injuries in the past, including a torn thumb ligament and a fractured rib. With a healthy body and a refocused mind, Correa can certainly help the team amid the issue it faces right now.

The Houston Astros are embroiled in a sign stealing controversy and it might cost them the championship in 2017. Fans and players alike are clamoring for the commissioner to remove their title. Many are thinking the decision by Commissioner Rob Manfred to fine the team $5 million and take the draft picks in 2020 and 2021 are not enough, per CBS Sports.

The status of the team remains uncertain. There are rumors they can get suspended. Some diehards are hoping that the team is still allowed to play next season even if the title is removed from them. With the core of the team intact, spearheaded by Verlander and Correa, there is still hope and another chance to correct the wrongs.

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Carlos Correa celebrates in the clubhouse after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers to win the 2017 World Series at Dodger Stadium on Nov. 1, 2017 in Los Angeles. Harry How/Getty Images