Free agent Carlos Correa has reportedly 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 deal.
New York Post baseball columnist Jon Heyman reported on the baffling turn of events early Wednesday morning, a day after medical problems were discovered during Correa’s physical. .
“BREAKING: Carlos Correa and Mets agree to deal. $315 million, 12 years,” Heyman reports.
The Bay Area team was due to introduce Correa’s arrival at a news conference Tuesday, but the announcement was delayed three hours without explanation, according to the Associated Press.
San Francisco Giants, Carlos Correa agree to massive 13-year, $350 million deal: report
Correa, a top shortstop who won a Platinum Glove in 2021, was one of the last remaining major league stars in free agency before the Dec. 13 San Francisco trade was announced.
It was later learned that Correa was suffering from health problems, and his trade with the Giants fell through.
He has now agreed to play third base in a separate deal with the Mets, which has sparked some confusion online.
Heyman reported that Correa will have to undergo another physical with the Mets before the deal is finalized.
Correa is a free agent after announcing his departure from the Houston Astros a year ago.
He then signed a three-year deal worth $105.3 million with the Minnesota Twins. The deal allowed him to opt out after a year for $35.1 million and try again for free agency.
The two-time All-Star exercised that option and terminated his deal.
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Correa’s deal with the Giants would be the fourth-largest in baseball history, trailing only Mike Trout, who signed a $426.5 million, 12-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels, and Mookie Betts, who signed a $365 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. A 12-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Aaron Judge, he earned $360 million during his nine years with the New York Yankees.
Correa was the 2015 AL Rookie of the Year with a . 279 career scoring average, 155 home runs and 553 RBIs in eight major league seasons.
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He also excelled in the playoffs, hitting 18 homers and 59 RBIs in 79 games.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.