Carlos Correa skips Astros' visit to White House

The Houston Astros took a day off of spring training to visit the White House on Monday in celebration of their World Series title.

But not everyone on the team made the trip. Most noticeable among the absent was Puerto Rican All-Star shortstop Carlos Correa.

Correa, 23, and closer Ken Giles, 27, did not attend the ceremony, which included an address by President Donald Trump in the East Room.

The club said both players had family obligations, according to multiple reports.

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Retired MLB star Carlos Beltran, also from Puerto Rico, did not attend, either. He's been a vocal critic of the government's response to the devastation in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria in September. But last month he told the New York Post he was not skipping the event because of Trump.

"He's the President of the United States," Beltran said. "Sometimes we don't like the things he does or like the things he does. At the end of the day, he's the president, so it has nothing to do with that."

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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 12: U.S. President Donald Trump (2nd R) congratulates Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve while celebrating the team's World Series victory in the East Room of the White House March 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump talked about Hurricane Harvey and the city and team's resilience in the face of the storm. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 12: Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (R) watches U.S. President Donald Trump during a celebration of the team's World Series victory in the East Room of the White House March 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump talked about Hurricane Harvey and the city and team's resilience in the face of the storm. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an event honouring baseball's 2017 World Series Champions, the Houston Astros, at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 12, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Correa has been active in relief efforts both in Puerto Rico and in Houston, which was devastated by Hurricane Harvey in August.

Trump also posed with a custom Astros jersey with his name on the back during the East Room ceremony.

--Field Level Media

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