Shortstop Carlos Correa has agreed to sign with Minnesota Twins, saying goodbye to Houston. WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — An Astros rite of winter spilled into spring. They said farewell to a franchise icon on Saturday, leaving all to wonder whether another enormous void can be filled.
Former Astros shortstop Carlos Correa inked a massive new deal with the Twins on Friday night, bringing his seven-year stint in Houston to an end. Signing with Minnesota brought an end to Correa's free agency search that involved numerous top teams around MLB.
The wide assumption around the baseball world seems to be that Correa will opt out after the first year -- barring major injury or underperformance -- and seek the long-term megadeal he could (and arguably would) have had in a normal offseason.
The Astros offered Correa a five-year deal worth $160 million prior to the lockout, and were reportedly in additional talks before Saturday's news. Correa also received a 10-year, $275 million offer from the Tigers early in the offseason, according to multiple reports.
Carlos Correa and the Minnesota Twins Are Family. For Now. A unique contract makes Correa the highest paid infielder in baseball, but also will allow him to be a free agent again next winter. Until then, he plans to win.
The shortstop himself hoped for that even more so that he could face his old Astros teammates during the series at Target Field. But ultimately, the stars didn't align for the shortstop to make such a quick recovery, and the Twins placed Correa on the 10-day injured list on Tuesday with a bruised right middle finger.
1. Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels – $426.5M (12 years) Trout's contract, signed in March 2019, added two years to the outfielder's existing deal with the Angels and easily remains the highest in MLB history.
Max Scherzer, the New York Mets' new ace, leads the way with a record total for the sport of $59.3 million, including $43.3 million from his 2022 salary and $15 million in deferred money from his previous contract with the Washington Nationals.
MLB free agency: Star shortstop Carlos Correa signs three-year, $105.3 million deal with Twins, per reports. Carlos Correa, the top free agent on the market this winter, has agreed to terms with the Minnesota Twins, reports Mark Berman of Fox local in Houston.
Former Astros shortstop Carlos Correa will sign a three-year, $105.3 million deal with the Twins, per Fox 26 Houston's Mark Berman. He will reportedly have opt-outs after each of the first two seasons, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan.
It's not easy replacing a player like Carlos Correa. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 draft by the Houston Astros, Correa more than lived up to that pedigree.
MLB Insider Héctor Gómez has reported that the 2021 AL champions have renewed their pursuit of Correa, with The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reporting that the club will make the two-time All-Star a new offer, and that Astros camp has been buzzing about the possibility of a deal getting done.
ESPN's Jeff Passan reported Tuesday that Correa has hired Scott Boras as his new agent. "I have made the decision to hire Boras Corporation to represent me moving forward," Correa said in a statement. "Boras Corporation offers the highest level of baseball expertise and proven experience."
For the Astros, their next somebody is Jeremy Peña. Peña, the No. 71 prospect on the BA Top 100, made his major league debut Thursday on Opening Day as the Astros starting shortstop, a position that had been occupied by Carlos Correa since 2015.
How Carlos Correa decided to leave Houston, sign with Minnesota. Carlos Correa and his agent Scott Boras after Wednesday's press conference officially introducing the former Astros star as the shortstop for the Minnesota Twins. FORT MYERS, Fla.
Carlos Correa Agrees to $105.3 Million Contract With Twins - The New York Times.
The Houston Astros have placed second baseman Jose Altuve on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a left hamstring strain. The team recalled infielder J.J.
1. BasketBall. Basketball ranks first in the list of highest-paying sports in the world. National Basketball Association (NBA), composed of 30 teams is the most popular and highest paying basketball league in the world.
It is not surprising that basketball is the world's highest paid sport. As well as earning millions per year in salary, the NBA's best basketball players earn a huge amount of money from their various endorsements and sponsorships, more so than any other sport.
Players at Class A saw a bump from $290 to $500; Double-A players jumped from $350 to $600; and Triple-A players had salaries increase from $502 to $700. "Most Minor Leaguers make less than $15,000 per year and won't receive their next paycheck until April," Marino said.
The highest earner in the MLB in 2021 was the center field for the Los Angeles Angels, Mike Trout. The 29-year-old eight-time All-Star took home an annual salary of 37.17 million U.S. dollars in the 2021 season.