‘Medical passed’ Correa, turns around and signs an FA contract with MIN… “Around the US”
American Major League (MLB) infielder Carlos Correa (29) passed the third medical test. He signed a free agent contract with the Minnesota Twins.
Minnesota officially announced on the 12th (Korean time) that “I signed a free agent contract with Corea.” According to MLB.com and the Associated Press, Correa signed a six-year, $200 million (250 billion won) contract with Minnesota. Correa is said to be able to receive up to 270 million dollars (337.5 billion won) over 10 years if the option is met. The option will work depending on the minimum number of at-bats, the MVP voting ranking, and whether or not the player is awarded.
After passing the medical test, Correa attended a press conference held at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, the hometown of Minnesota, and said, “Unexpectedly (of me and everyone), I came here after spending money all over the United States.” The result is fine. I’m excited to play again in Minnesota,” he said.
This contract was a arduous and long journey that even local media described as “the most unpredictable drama in FA history.” Correa signed a three-year, $105.3 million (131.6 billion won) contract with Minnesota in March of last year, and attached an opt-out clause to declare free agency again after 2022 and 2023, respectively.
After last season, Correa opted out and entered the free agency market. Minnesota offered Correa 10 years and 285 million dollars 메이저놀이터, but Correa agreed with the San Francisco Giants on December 14 last year for 13 years and a total of 350 million dollars (350 million dollars). . However, two days later, San Francisco withdrew the contract three hours before the joining press conference, questioning the medical test.
The news of Correa’s failure to join San Francisco prompted the New York Mets to move quickly and sign an agreement for 315 million dollars (393.75 billion won) in 12 years. However, Correa also failed the Mets’ medical test. Delayed more than 2 weeks. Eventually, Correa signed with his original team, Minnesota. He turned around and returned to his original team.
Puerto Rico-born Correa recorded a batting average of 0.279, 155 homers, 553 RBIs, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.836 over eight seasons in the MLB. He won the American League Rookie of the Year award in 2015, led the Houston Astros to the World Series championship in 2017, and won the Gold Glove Award for shortstop in 2021. However, he has been plagued by injury every year.