What’s going on with Carlos Correa and the San Francisco Giants? Correa’s press conference was delayed as a result of his physical. Here’s everything to know.
Carlos Correa was scheduled to be introduced by the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday afternoon in a press conference, but that was ultimately pushed back due to issues with the star shortstop’s medicals.
Correa’s physical hit a brief snag. It’s unknown what the subject of that snag was, though it reportedly has nothing to do with his back, per Susan Slusser.
The 28-year-old has dealt with injury concerns in his career, but has played over 130 games in two straight seasons. Last year he slashed .291/366/.467 with an .834 OPS on a short-term deal with a player option after the first year.
Carlos Correa back injury
Carlos Correa did suffer a back injury in 2019, which led to some recurring issues in the COVID-19 shortened 2020 season. Since then, however, he’s reportedly been fine. As Susan Slusser mentioned above, Correa’s physical snag has nothing to do with his back. Correa’s injury history is a complicated one, as he has suffered rib and thumb injuries as well in his MLB career.
Why was Carlos Correa’s press conference delayed?
FanSided’s Robert Murray did weigh in on the incident, as well: “Carlos Correa’s press conference was reportedly delayed due to an issue with his physical. It is unclear what the holdup is, but indications are it does not have to do with his back, as the San Francisco Chronicle reported.”
What happens in Carlos Correa can’t pass his Giants physical?
If Carlos Correa fails his physical, and the two sides cannot come to a new agreement, then he will reenter the free-agent market. That would mark a colossal failure by San Francisco, as Correa was their tabbed superstar after they missed on Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees.
Odds are, Correa will pass his physical at some point, and sign with the Giants. For now, though, we must wait.