Carlos Correa agrees to $315M deal with New York Mets after contract with San Francisco Giants falls through

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Free agent Carlos Correa has agreed to sign with the New York Mets, a week after the 28-year-old and the San Francisco Giants reportedly agreed to a massive 13-year, $350 million contract, according to a report.

Jon Heyman, a baseball columnist for the New York Post, reported the confusing switch early Wednesday morning, the day after a medical problem was discovered in Correa’s physique.

“Breaking: Carlos Correa and the Mets have a deal. $315 million, 12 years,” Heyman reported.

The Bay Area team was supposed to propose Correa’s arrival at a news conference Tuesday, but delayed the announcement without explanation three hours before it was due to take place, the Associated Press reported.

Carlos Correa #4 of the Minnesota Twins rounds the bases on his solo home run against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning of the game at Target Field on September 15, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS, CARLOS CORREA AGREE TO MASSIVE 13-YEAR, $350 MILLION CONTRACT: REPORTS

A first-class shortstop who won a Platinum Glove in 2021, Correa was one of the last remaining major league stars in the free agent market before the deal was announced in San Francisco on Dec. 13.

It was later learned that a medical issue had been discovered in Correa’s physique and his Giants deal fell through.

He has now agreed to play third base in a separate deal with the Mets, leading to some confusion online.

Heyman reported that Correa will have to undergo another physical with the Mets before a deal is finalized.

Correa was a free agent a year ago after announcing he was leaving the Houston Astros.

He then signed a three-year, $105.3 million deal with the Minnesota Twins. The deal gave him an option to leave after a year and $35.1 million and try another free agency.

The two-time All-star exercised this option and ended his deal.

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Correa’s contract with the Giants would have been the fourth-largest contract in baseball history, behind only Mike Trout, who was awarded a $426.5 million, 12-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels, Mookie Betts, who was awarded a $426.5 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels 365 million for 12 years signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Aaron Judge, who received $360 million over nine years with the New York Yankees.

Correa was the 2015 AL Rookie of the Year and has a .279 career average with 155 home runs and 553 RBIs in eight big league seasons.

FILE - Carlos Correa of ​​the Minnesota Twins is congratulated after a solo home in Anaheim, California, Saturday, August 13, 2022.

FILE – Minnesota Twins’ Carlos Correa is congratulated after a solo home in Anaheim, California, Saturday, August 13, 2022.
(AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

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He also thrived in the postseason, hitting 18 home runs and 59 RBIs in 79 games.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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