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Twins’ Carlos Correa admits it was ‘shocking’ deals with SF Giants and NY Mets fell through

Carlos Correa admits it was ‘shocking’ that his deals with the Giants and the Mets fell through over injury concerns and claims his ankle has ‘never hurt’ as he is re-introduced as a Twin after penning ‘six-year, $200million deal’

  • Carlos Correa admitted his surprise that deals with the Giants & Mets collapsed
  • The two-time All-Star was announced as a Minnesota Twin again on Wednesday 
  • He played for the Twins in 2022 before entering free agency this offseason 
  • Correa has signed a lucrative six-year, $200 deal with the Minnesota franchise 
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Carlos Correa’s free agency saga is finally over after the two-time All-Star was reintroduced as a Minnesota Twin Wednesday after a ‘six-year, $200million deal’ was finalized, following a successful physical. 

Correa agreed to deals with both the San Francisco Giants and New York Mets during the offseason, though both accords fell through due to concerns over a prior injury. 

Eventually, Correa found his way back to the Twins, who he played for last season before entering free agency. 

Throughout the rollercoaster period, Correa was surprised over the fallout with the Giants and Mets.

Minnesota Twins’ Carlos Correa speaks to the media during a baseball Wednesday

‘I had a lot of doctors tell me that I was fine, I had some doctors that said it wasn’t so fine,’ he said at his press conference. 

‘It was shocking to me because since I had the surgery, I never missed a game, I never [got] treatment in my ankle, my ankle’s never hurt.’ 

Correa insisted his body has ‘never felt better’ and is ultimately contented with how everything has shaped out ahead of the upcoming MLB season.

‘I’m happy to be here in Minnesota. I’m happy to be a Twin,’ he said. ‘We started something special last year and there’s some more work to be done.’ 

Correa kisses his son Kylo, one, following a press conference at Target Field in Minneapolis

Correa kisses his son Kylo, one, following a press conference at Target Field in Minneapolis

Twins doctors gave the ‘OK’ to finalize his reported six-year, $200 million deal with the club. The New York Post’s Jon Heyman first reported that Correa passed his physical.

Although Correa did not technically fail his team physicals with the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants, concerns over his surgically repaired leg led both clubs to back out of nine-figure agreements with the two-time All-Star. The Mets were reportedly interested in working out a compromise with Correa, who ultimately decided to return to Minnesota.

‘Wow what a journey it’s been,’ Correa wrote on Instagram. ‘A lot of emotions involved throughout the whole process but always believed that at the end of the day God will put me in the right place.’ 

The Mets released their own statement Wednesday, wishing Correa ‘the best’: ‘We were unable to reach an agreement.’ 

Minnesota Twins' Carlos Correa, left, and agent Scott Boras hug following a press conference

Minnesota Twins’ Carlos Correa, left, and agent Scott Boras hug following a press conference

ESPN was the first to report Correa’s agreement in Minnesota, which could be worth as much as $270 million due to a vesting option tied to certain benchmarks. 

Correa played for Minnesota last season, but declined a $35.1 million player option on his contract to test the free agency market this winter.  

A questionable physical put the kibosh on his 13-year, $350 million deal with the Giants, who abruptly canceled a December 20 press conference with their new shortstop when doctors flagged the results in San Francisco. 

SNY insider Andy Martino reported last week that the Mets became ‘very frustrated’ during negotiations, and considered abandoning negotiations. Ultimately, it fizzled out leaving Correa to go back home.

Carlos Correa had an operation in 2014 on a leg/ankle injury when he was still in the minors

Carlos Correa had an operation in 2014 on a leg/ankle injury when he was still in the minors



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