The Minnesota Twins have signed star shortstop Carlos Correa after the New York Mets had an issue with his physical.
Ah, here we are again. The third time is a charm, no?
Carlos Correa signed a lucrative contract with the San Francisco Giants. A press conference was lined up, but canceled at the last minute due to problems with his physical.
Correa and his agent, Scott Boras, reneged said contract in favor of a long-term deal with the New York Mets. Yet, even Steve Cohen’s medical staff found an issue with Correa’s right leg — the same problem the Giants had to begin with.
Now, 20 days after he signed with the Mets, Correa has a third deal in place with the Minnesota Twins, pending physical. Hopefully, this time, it’s over for good.
Carlos Correa contract details with Twins
Correa, who signed a short-term deal with Minnesota last offseason only to opt out after the first year, has signed a six-year contract this time around. The contract will pay him $200 million, with incentives of up to $270 million.
The 28-year-old must pass his physical, of course, but given the length of the deal, it shouldn’t be as much of an issue this time around.
Will Carlos Correa pass his Twins physical?
The issue with Correa’s physicals in New York and San Francisco was a plate inserted into his right leg when he was a minor leaguer. While that leg hasn’t been a concern since, the medical experts apparently were worried about his longevity. Hence, a six-year contract isn’t as extreme of a commitment as a 10-to-12 year deal.
The above contract terms also protect the organization against any long-term injury. It could allow Correa to stay in Minnesota for a seventh year, should he stay healthy in his age-34 campaign.