Same doctor responsible for Mets, Giants failing Carlos Correa physical

Minnesota Twins shortstop Carlos Correa. (Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports)
Minnesota Twins shortstop Carlos Correa. (Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Mets used the same doctor as the Giants on Carlos Correa’s failed physical according to the shortstop’s agent Scott Boras.

The Carlos Correa saga still has some twists to deliver, even after the shortstop officially signed a six-year deal to return to the Twins on Wednesday.

It was a signing only made possible because the Giants and Mets both raised concerns about Correa’s surgically repaired right ankle, killing massive contract agreements between the player and the ball clubs.

Correa’s agent, Scott Boras, dropped the latest surprising nugget on Wednesday night: New York and San Francisco consulted the same doctor who failed the players’ physical.

Mets, Giants used same doctor on Carlos Correa physical fail

“Ironically, the same expert in San Francisco, which allowed the Mets to negotiate, guess who the Mets called because their doctor was a surgeon? Guess who the Mets called for an opinion about Carlos’ ankle? The very doctor that the Giants had called. ” Boras said, via Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “So consequently, two teams, same doctor, and yet the owner of the Mets didn’t know that. You have to have individual opinions. How about [Twins team doctor] Dr. [Chris] Camp? How about three or four other doctors? How about them? They have an independence, separate and apart from this doctor, that they don’t agree with. But the teams would not, they would not accept those judgments and here we go.

Boras claimed Camp did mobility tests throughout Correa’s time in Minnesota during the 2022 season and found nothing to be concerned about.

The expert consulted by San Francisco and New York clearly disagreed about the long-term prognosis.

Boras may have also jinxed his client by talking about how unbelievably strong his health track record has been with regard to the ankle.

“His ankles are so strong he’s never even had a rolled ankle,” Boras said. “Never had any treatment whatsoever, which was a near-impossible record to have when you’re playing at shortstop level at the major leagues and so this is why this was so frustrating.”

It’s not hard to see why Boras was so frustrated. Correa went from commanding a 13-year contract worth $350 million with the Giants to a 12-year contract worth $315 million with the Mets to a six-year deal worth $200 million with the Twins. If all goes well, that contract could extend to 10 years and up to $270 million.

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