MLB rumors: Macado on blast again, Padres toxic relationship, Correa injury

  • Carlos Correa left Monday's game with an injury
  • The Padres have a key relationship that has been described as unfixable
  • Manny Macadho is on blast again in another investigative reporting piece
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Carlos Correa injury

Carlos Correa left the Twins' Monday night game due to a flare-up of his plantar fasciitis.

Though Correa has been relatively available this season, appearing in a hair under 90 percent of the team's games so far this season, his performance has left a lot to be desired for a player viewed as one of the top MLB shortstops available this offseason.

Correa notoriously agreed on a contract with the Mets that fell through due to a failed physical, which ultimately was a prescient decision in Queens. The Mets had a bad season, but it would have been worse with Correa's bat, who is hitting for the second-worst OPS in any single season of his career thanks to his career-low batting average and on-base percentage. An increase in doubles has saved his slug from being rock-bottom, though it still stands at second-worst in his career.

Despite seeing the fourth-most plate appearances of his career so far, he is already at 131 stikeouts, the second-most of his career. His career-high of 139 is in view.

The Twins have team control over Correa through 2033. At this point, it doesn't look like they come out winners on this one.