HOUSTON -- Carlos Correa, the top overall pick in last June's draft, went 3-for-4 with a sacrifice fly in the Houston Astros' 6-3 exhibition win over the Chicago Cubs at Minute Maid Park on Saturday.
Correa is expected to be on the Quad Cities River Bandits roster when it is released in the coming days.
"This is what you work for every single day of your life, and I felt prepared for the opportunity," Correa said to The Associated Press. "It's amazing playing with these players and our new manager Bo Porter. It was really exciting."
Correa had singles in the third, seventh and eighth innings. His sacrifice fly came in the fifth.
Today is Wednesday, Dec. 4, the 338th day of 2013. There are 27 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: Within a few weeks the Rock Island Barracks will contain more than 10,000 rebel prisoners, a guard of about 1,500 and a large number of officers. This should bring business to our city. 1888 -- 125 years ago: Corn was selling at 25 cents per bushel in Rock Island county, and the average price of wheat was 80 cents per bushel. 1913 -- 100 years ago: R.G. Hudson and R.H. Dart were elected wardens at Trinity Episcopal Church. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Smiling, baldish, 30-year-old Jimmy Roosevelt reported for work today as movie maker Sam Goldwyn's new hired hand. 1963 -- 50 years ago: Members of the East Moline City Council last night unanimously voted approval of the name of John F. Kennedy Drive for the improved sections of 3rd and 4th streets between 17th Avenue and the south city limits. 1988 -- 25 years ago: A $70,000 fundraising drive is underway to establish a Big Brother/Big Sisters program in the Quad-Cities. Organizers hope to raise funds to begin the nationally affiliated program by March 1.