Talks between Gemini and Carlos Correa resume
The Twins and Carlos Correa have resumed contract talks as his pre-Christmas deal with the New York Mets remains unsigned.
Talks got serious Monday, a major league source said, as the shortstop’s 2023 destination remained in limbo for a third week.
Correa, the free agent contracts agreed upon in December, first with the Giants and then with the Mets, stalled after the teams took physicals, remains open to a return to Minnesota, where he spent the 2022 season before opting out of a three-year contract.
The Twins outbid Correa’s long-term services, as his original 10-year offer fell short of the $300 million benchmark.
San Francisco offered $350 million over 13 years, then New York $315 million over 10 when the Giants backed out. With the Mets and Correa’s agent Scott Boras unable to close the deal they reached on Dec. 21, the team is presumably looking for concessions to protect them in the event of a serious injury, price of double All -Star could have gone down. .
The Twins remain interested in a long-term contract with Correa, the source confirmed, despite apparent fears with the Giants and Mets that a 2014 right leg injury, which required surgery to correct, could the susceptible to serious injury in the future. .
Minnesota president of baseball operations Derek Falvey and manager Rocco Baldelli made it clear all season how much they hoped Correa would stick with the team, especially after hitting 22 home runs and posting an OPS of .834, the best on the team.
Correa signed a three-year, $105.3 million contract with the Twins during last spring training, but the contract gave him an opt-out after each season. He elected free agency after the season to seek a long-term deal.
There were three other outstanding shortstops in free agency. Xander Bogaerts (11 years, $280 million) signed with San Diego; Trea Turner got $300 million over 11 years from the Phillies; and Dansby Swanson will join the Cubs for $177 million over seven seasons.
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