Carlos Correa (29) will eventually remain with the ‘family team’ Minnesota Twins.
On the 11th (Korean time), Jeff Passan of ESPN, an American sports channel, said on his social media (SNS) that ‘Corea has agreed to a contract with Minnesota for 6 years and a total of 200 million dollars (249.6 billion won)’. According to local media, the contract is known to include a vesting option to receive an additional $70 million (87.4 billion won) over four years. The maximum amount Correa can receive from this contract is 270 million dollars (337 billion won).
Correa was a ‘hot potato’ this winter. Initially, he signed a 13-year contract with the San Francisco Giants for a total of 350 million dollars (436.8 billion won), and transfer was likely. However, on the 21st of last month, the related event was canceled due to a ‘medical problem’ about 3 hours before the joining press conference. At the time, John Heyman of the New York Post said, “There was a difference of opinion between San Francisco and Correa about the medical test results.”
His agent, Scott Boras, immediately set up a negotiation table with the New York Mets and pulled out a large contract worth 315 million dollars (393.1 billion won) over 12 years. However, the official announcement has been delayed due to medical test problems. In the minor leagues in 2014, rumors emerged that arthroscopic surgery was the cause of the fracture of the right fibula, but neither the club nor the players made a clear statement.
Time passed like that, and on the 10th, The Athletic, a sports media outlet, said, “The possibility of a surprising reunion between Corea and Minnesota is growing.” Before reaching a temporary agreement with the San Francisco Giants, the terms of the contract Minnesota handed over were 10 years and 285 million dollars (353.2 billion won). In the end, Correa, who had a question mark on his future, chose to remain in Minnesota by accepting a ‘shorter contract period and reduced total amount’.
Correa, a Puerto Rican shortstop, hit 0.291 with 22 homers and 64 RBIs in 136 games this season. He was the American League (AL) Rookie of the Year in 2015 and also won the Gold Glove for AL shortstop last year. His MLB career average was 0.279 with 155 home runs and 553 RBI. He has a chronic back problem, but has played an average of 142 games in the last two seasons. 토토사이트