Reporter Kwon Hyuk-joon = Carlos Correa (29), who was one of the biggest FAs this offseason but couldn’t make the final decision even after agreeing to join twice, finally passed the medical test and confirmed his joining Minnesota.
On the 12th (Korean time), foreign media outlets such as the US Major League Baseball official website, ‘MLB.com’, announced that “the contract between Corea and Minnesota has been finalized.”
This contract was such a long journey that even local media called it an “unpredictable drama.”
Correa himself also said at his joining press conference, “Unexpectedly, he traveled all over the United States and came back to this place,” saying, “The contract process was difficult, but the results are satisfactory. I am happy to come back to Minnesota.”
Correa, who entered the free agent market after declaring an opt-out after signing a three-year, $105.3 million (approximately 131.6 billion won) contract with Minnesota in March last year, eventually joined the original team. Returning to Minnesota
Correa signed a 13-year, $350 million contract with the San Francisco Giants in December of last year, but it was canceled three hours before the signing press conference because San Francisco raised questions about the medical test results.
In the meantime, Correa quickly started negotiating with the New York Mets and signed a contract for 315 million dollars in 12 years (approximately 393.75 billion won).But this time, the medical test was also a problem.,Mets, like San Francisco, also suffered from Correa’s ankle in the minor leagues. He took issue with the surgery history and wanted to amend the contract.
It was delayed for more than two weeks, and eventually Correa signed with Minnesota, her original team. It is a contract worth 270 million dollars (approximately 337.5 billion won) for 6+4 years with a guarantee of 200 million dollars 메이저사이트 for 6 years and an additional 70 million dollars for 4 years that can be extended.
Correa’s contract will be extended by one year, depending on whether the previous year’s option is executed or not from the 7th year season. If you write 575 at-bats in 2028, the contract for 25 million dollars in 2029 will be automatically extended. As written in 2032, the $10 million contract is executed.
During this period, if Correa finishes in the top three in the regular season MVP voting or wins the Silver Slugger, World Series, or League Championship MVP, the contract for the following season will be executed even if he does not fill the at-bat option.
On the other hand, if Correa does not meet the option, Minnesota will decide whether to extend the contract after the seventh year.
In addition to this, Correa will receive an MVP award of $250,000, MVP award of $100,000 for second place, $75,000 for third place, and $50,000 for fourth to sixth place. The World Series MVP, Silver Slugger, Gold Glove, and All-Star selections were each awarded $100,000, and the Championship Series MVP was awarded an incentive of $50,000.
Correa, born in Puerto Rico, batted .279 with 155 home runs, 553 RBIs, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of .836 over eight seasons in the major leagues. 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 suffered from an injury every year for seven seasons, and only once played more than 150 games. He is a player with so many injuries and absences that he only has three seasons even if he lowers the standard to more than 130 games.
In this free agency contract, he originally signed a contract worth more than 300 million dollars, but eventually got caught up in his injury history and was satisfied with only being guaranteed a six-year contract.