Carlos Correa Agrees To 3-Year, $105.3M Deal With Twins

The Minnesota Twins have filled their vacancy at shortstop with the top free-agent at the position available, Carlos Correa.

FOX 26 Houston’s Mark Berman first reported the former Houston Astros shortstop has agreed to a three-year, $105.3 million deal with the team, in which the Twins are reportedly paying Correa $35.1 million each season he plays in Minnesota.

ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports the deal contains opt-outs after both the first and second seasons, essentially making the deal a one-year contract with two player options.

If Correa posts a strong year in 2022, Yahoo Sports reports it is likely the 27-year-old shortstop is likely to opt-out to re-enter the free-agent market, when there are fewer options for teams at shortstop.

Correa finished the 2021 regular season hitting .279/.366/.485 with 26 homers, 92 RBIs and defense good enough to not only win him his first career Gold Glove, but the Platinum Glove for best fielder in the American League, per Yahoo Sports.

MLB.com reports the deal marks the biggest commitment to a free agent in Twins history, though. It surpasses the four-year, $92 million contract the team gave third baseman Josh Donaldson two offseasons ago.


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Written by Megan Turner

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  1. I’ve never understood the Correa hype, and I think that’s precisely why no one gave him a long term deal. A lot of sound and fury, with little substance. When you average missing 45 games per year over your last 5 full seasons (not counting the Covid year) it doesn’t build any confidence that you can answer the bell day to day. If a team is paying you $35 million per you better be a guy out there 155+ games playing through injuries. He’s never been that tough gamer guy. This is big a gamble by Minnesota in my opinion. 35 million for .280 30 HR 90 RBI…at best? Really? Even when he’s been able to stay on the field he’s nowhere near the A-rod type player everyone compared him to. He’s good, not great.

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