Will the Minnesota Twins eventually become the final destination?
Free agent (FA) shortstop Carlos Correa (28), whose contract with the San Francisco Mets was canceled due to a failed physical examination, agreed to a six-year, $200 million contract with Minnesota. On the 11th (Korean time), major media outlets such as ESPN and the Major League homepage (MLB.com) all reported on the contract between Correa and Minnesota. However, this contract also has to pass a physical examination. Correa is said to have arrived in Minneapolis on the same day and is undergoing a physical examination.
Correa signed a three-year, $105.3 million contract with Minnesota about a year ago. His annual salary is $35.1 million. After playing in 136 games in the 2022 season and recording a batting average of 0.291, 22 home runs, 64 RBIs, an on-base percentage of 0.366, a slugging percentage of 0.467, and an OPS of 0.834, he became a free agent again by opting out.
In December of last year, San Francisco agreed to a 13-year, $350 million contract with free agent Daer Correa. However, his contract was canceled due to a failure in physical examination 3 hours before the sudden joining press conference. At the time, the Giants proposed shortening the contract to 10 years. Correa’s agent Scott Boras immediately said “no” to the Giants’ offer and turned to New York. The Mets, who are weak in scoring production at the third base position, agreed to a 12-year, $315 million contract with Correa.
However, the contract with the Mets was not confirmed. Correa’s ankle surgery in the past has become an issue again. Correa underwent surgery for a fracture in his right leg in 2014 while playing in the minor leagues. The Mets and agent Boras immediately negotiated without giving up on the contract. Correa also posted a picture of his son’s T-shirt with the phrase ‘I LOVE NY’ on social media. The surgical site was an obstacle to the physical examination, but negotiations seemed to go smoothly.
Contrary to Correa’s wishes, an article was reported on the 7th that the Mets would give up his contract. It is known that the Mets offered Correa a reduced period and ransom to six years and $157.5 million after failing to do a physical examination. 토토사이트
Then Boras signed a six-year, $200 million contract with Minnesota. Leg surgery affected the length of his contract, but Correa’s salary remained above $30 million. Over the next six years, Correa’s annual salary is $33.33 million. Based on the fielder who signed a free agency contract, he is ranked second in the annual salary ranking after Aaron Judge (40 million dollars) of the New York Yankees. Minnesota offered Correa a 10-year, $285 million contract at the time she exercised her opt-out right.
There is also a condition that includes a vesting option of $70 million for four years after 2029 if the physical examination is passed. The details of the besting options are 500 or more at bats, MVP top 5, Silver Slugger, League Championship MVP, and World Series MVP. This Correa contract agreement is the largest ever for a Minnesota club. The previous highest was $184 million (229.6 billion won) over eight years with franchise player catcher Joe Mauer in March 2010.