The Minnesota Twins officially announced Wednesday a new six-year deal with star infielder Carlos Correa. He then reintroduced Correa to the media and fanbase at a press conference. As expected, Correa and agent Scott Boras will spend much of the press conference on his physical health, given his previous contracts with the San Francisco Giants and New York Mets fell apart over concerns about his right ankle. spent on
“A lot of doctors told me I was fine,” Correa said, revealing she had three checkups last year and had no problems. “It was a shock because I never missed a game. I never had any treatment for my ankle. My ankle never hurt.”
For those of you who don’t know, Correa had a plate attached to the bottom of his right leg after suffering a potentially serious injury in the Houston Astros system. Since then, he hasn’t missed a time because of his leg, but the plate is believed to have made it harder to secure his contract, and the Giants and Mets haven’t felt comfortable in quite some time. increased his risk profile in ways that could have been more expensive trades.
Correa and Boras emphasized that doctors have different opinions about his ankle.
“This scenario is about a big divide in the orthopedic community about functional fitness and looking at physical exams and MRIs,” said Boras. “A surgeon who doesn’t treat athletes, but who does a lot of surgeries, would look at an MRI and say one thing, especially his performance over eight years.”
Of course, no one can guess how the correa is affected by the forward movement of the ankle. His contract with the Twins includes a four-year option on him, meaning that if all goes well, the deal could extend to his ten years. While he admits he’s had a busy offseason, he said he’s trying to stay focused on what he can control rather than what he can’t.
“It was definitely an emotional roller coaster,” Correa said of the offseason. “I’m focused on the things I can control. Some of these things I can’t control. So about the simple fact that I had no control over their decisions and what some doctors have said. , I didn’t put too much emphasis on it.. All I can control is preparing my body every day to compete every day, showing up every day to help my team win. It’s something you can control, and I’m emphasizing that.
Correa, 28, is a two-time All-Star with a career batting average of .279/.357/.479 (129 OPS+). He had 5.4 wins as a member of the Twins last season, according to Baseball Reference.