The deal between Carlos Correa and the Giants apparently fell apart due to an injury sustained by the shortstop eight years ago.
NBC Sports Bay Area reported that the Giants “had reservations” about Correa’s 2014 ankle injury, which required surgery to fix a fractured right fibula and ligament. The injury occurred when Correa was 19 years old and playing in the Astros’ minor league system.
After agreeing to a 13-year, $350 million contract with Correa, the Giants postponed their Tuesday press conference only hours before they were to introduce him. Then, Mets owner Steve Cohen pounced, as Jon Heyman of The Post reported early Wednesday morning that the organization finalized a 12-year, $315 million contract agreement with third baseman Correa.
On September 13, 2022, Carlos Correa will be a Twin.
Heyman was informed by Correa’s agent, Scott Boras, that there was a “conflict of opinion” over the 28-year-medicals. old’s
“Although we are forbidden from sharing confidential medical information, as Scott Boras acknowledged publicly, there was a difference of opinion over the results of Carlos’ physical examination,” said Giants head of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi in a statement released on Wednesday. We wish Carlos success.
Additionally, Correa has previously contended with a back condition. Heyman said that the two-time All-back Star’s was not the stumbling block in the Giants’ negotiations.
The Mets made a last-ditch effort to acquire Correa before he agreed to a contract with the Giants, and Cohen informed Heyman that negotiations resumed where they left off after San Francisco canceled the agreement.
A look at the anticipated starting lineup for the Mets.
Cohen stated, “This truly makes a significant difference.” I believed that our pitching was in good condition. We required an additional batter. This brings us to the top.”
In 2012, Correa was selected first overall by the Astros. After seven Major League Baseball seasons with the Astros, he signed a three-year, $105.3 million contract with the Twins with an opt-out clause after the first year. Correa opted out of his contract after batting.291 with 22 homers, 64 RBIs, and an OPS of.833.
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