Reporter Byunghyeok Cheon = Carlos Correa (29), who was a ‘hot potato’ in the American Professional Baseball All Stove League, eventually returned to the original team.
The Associated Press reported on the 11th (hereinafter Korean time), citing an anonymous source, that Correa, a free agent, has agreed to a six-year contract with the Minnesota Twins for $200 million (approximately 249.6 billion won).
Correa can receive up to $270 million over 10 years if he meets the option proposed by Minnesota.
Minnesota decided to pay $25 million in 2029, the seventh year of the contract, $20 million in 2030, $15 million in 2031, and $10 million in 2032, respectively, when the option is met.
The option is satisfied by digesting at least 502 at-bats in the previous season or by getting within 5th place in the league’s MVP vote.
The option also works if you win the Silver Slugger or are voted MVP in the World Series or League Championship Series.
If Correa maintains his health and skills, he will be able to earn a lot of money over the next 10 years, but his ransom is lower than when he first entered the free agent market after last season.
Correa signed a three-year, $105.3 million contract with Minnesota in March 2022, with a clause allowing him to declare free agency again after 2022 or 2023 ends.
Based on this provision, Correa declared an opt-out after the 2022 season and came back to the free agency market.
Minnesota, the original team, first offered 285 million dollars for 10 years, but Correa declined.
Afterwards, Correa agreed with the San Francisco Giants for a total of $350 million over 13 years, but the contract was canceled after a physical examination revealed a problem with his right ankle. 스포츠토토
Correa immediately agreed again with the New York Mets for 12 years and $315 million, but failed to pass the physical test and did not reach the final contract.
Correa, whose career was uncertain, eventually returned after signing a free agent contract with the original team with a reduced contract period and total amount.
Correa, a shortstop from Puerto Rico, played for the Houston Astros from 2015 to 2021, recording a career batting average of 0.279, 155 homers, 553 RBIs, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.836 in eight major league seasons.
However, despite his excellent skills, Correa had only three seasons with more than 502 plate appearances, and he was concerned about injury all along.