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Carlos Correa deal in works

Updated: June 6, 2012, 8:39 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- The Houston Astros are closing in on an agreement with top overall draft pick Carlos Correa.

Owner Jim Crane said Wednesday the team has a verbal agreement and expects to sign the Puerto Rican shortstop on Thursday. Later, general manager Jeff Luhnow said while they have agreed to some elements of a contract, "it is by no means a done deal."

"I feel confident that we are well on the way, and I'm optimistic that we're going to get something done sooner rather than ...

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