MLB Report: Carlos Correa deals $200M 6 years contract with Twins following failed Mets, Giants deals

After going through some trades, the 2017 Carlos Correa appears to be playing ring around the Rosie with MLB teams.

In this context, Minnesota Twins shortstop Carlos Correa had almost finalized some lucrative deals with the New York Mets, San Francisco Giants, and even his current team. A recent development is also at the doorstep of the Carlos Correa signing saga.

What is the current deal Carlos Correa is getting?

Yesterday, the Twins offered their shortstop a 6-year, $200 million contract with the option of a $70 million extension.

The contract includes an additional year with a $25 million guarantee in the event of a 502 plate appearance. The contract will be signed after a confirmed physical test.

According to Ken Rosenthal, the two-time all-star will get $8 million as a signing bonus, which will be paid half in 2023 and 2024.

However, there is no guarantee that Carlos Correa will sign a new contract this offseason.

What other contracts were wasted?

Previously, the 28-year-old was offered a record-breaking $350 million contract with the San Francisco Giants for 13 years. but the giants found an issue with his ankle and backed down from further negotiations.

The New York Mets did the same thing, entering the saga with a $315 million, 12-year offer. The Puerto Ricans agreed to their terms and faced the same fate-the old ankle issue.

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The Bizarre Twists and Turns Sending Carlos Correa Back to the Twins. (credit: sports illustrated)

During those two weeks, the golden glove award winner was rejected by two franchises after a physical test and lost an opportunity to earn a huge fortune.

What was the physical issue with Carlos Correa?

While playing minor league baseball for the Lancaster Jethawks, he fractured his right fibula and ligament and underwent surgery. He couldn’t come back to play that season; however, he started again after completing rehab in the Houston Astros’ spring training center.

Later that year, he made his debut for the Astros and won the AL Rookie of the Year. The Astros selected him as one of the most promising high-profile players in the 2012 MLB draft. In 2021, Correa rejected a one-year extension offer from the Astros and became a free agent.

The shortstop scored 70 runs and hit 22 home runs in 152 plate appearances after signing with the Twins. In November last year, he opted out of the contract and became a free agent again. However, this time we have to wait for the finalization with a strong handshake.


Shahbaj Arefin

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Shahbaj Arefin is a professional Sports Content Writer at SportsZion. He mostly covers NBA, alongside NFL and MLB. His favorite basketball player is Michael Jordan. Arefin is also a football enthusiast. He is a die-hard supporter of Argentina and Chelsea FC, frequently posting on Facebook during the their matches.


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