KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Astros shortstop Carlos Correa might soon have his own personalized walk-up song, courtesy of singer Marc Anthony.
Correa, who last year used Anthony's song, "Preciosa," as his walk-up song, met the singer while he was in town to watch the Astros and Cardinals at Osceola County Stadium on Friday. Correa told Anthony he liked his music and used one of his songs when he was coming to bat last season, and Anthony said he would make him a personalized one.
"I committed myself," Anthony told MLB.com. "He plays 'Preciosa' coming out, which is like a second national anthem of Puerto Rico. A very important song. It meant a lot to me, and he said, 'Listen, I'm looking for the next one,' and I said, 'Why don't I just write one for you?' It was a nice exchange, and he's absolutely phenomenal. This is what he was born to do, and I really just take my hat off to him and I'm just a massive fan."
"In Puerto Rico, everybody knows Marc Anthony and everybody listens to his music and everybody knows his music," Correa said. "I feel like if you don't know Marc Anthony's music, you shouldn't call yourself Latin."
Correa, who last week met NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors while he was in Orlando playing the Magic, met with Anthony during batting practice Friday. Anthony was at the game with his father.
"As soon as we saw him, we were little kids out here asking for an autograph," Correa said. "We wanted a picture with him and wanted to be able to talk to him. He's obviously a great artist, and it's always good to talk to guys like that."