Astros visit Texas Children's patients at Sunshine Kids party

The Houston Astros' Carlos Correa, Jake Marisnick and Alex Bregman visited patients at Texas Children's Hospital on Friday.

HOUSTON - Spring training is about a month away, but some Astros are already hard at work.

On Thursday, Carlos Correa, Alex Bregman and Jake Marisnick visited patients at Texas Children’s Hospital for the Sunshine Kids Hospital Party.

Correa was reunited with young Angel Rodriguez, who has leukemia. The two met a couple of years ago, and Rodriguez appreciated getting the chance to see the star on Thursday.

“Like nothing else in the world, like a baby seeing rain for the first time,” Rodriguez described meeting Correa again.

“I’d rather do stuff like this than hit a home run out there, because I’m making people’s lives better, making people’s lives happier,” Correa said. “So every time I do something like this, I’m blessed to do that stuff.”

Correa said seeing young kids fighting against potentially deadly diseases is humbling.

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