The Minnesota Twins made an sudden splash in free company Friday night time, reaching settlement on a record-breaking three-year, $105.3 million cope with shortstop Carlos Correa, an individual with information of the deal instructed USA TODAY Sports activities’ Bob Nightengale.
The particular person spoke on the situation of anonymity as a result of the deal was not but official.
The deal can pay the previous Houston Astros star $35.1 million per yr, making him the highest-paid infielder by common annual wage in MLB historical past. He eclipses Angels infielder Anthony Rendon’s $35 million common annual wage.
The 27-year-old Correa, extensively seen as maybe the highest free agent goal on this class, has the power to decide out of his deal after every of his first two seasons.
Correa received his first Gold Glove award in 2021 and completed fifth in AL MVP voting, hitting 26 dwelling runs with 92 RBI because the Astros received their fourth AL West title in 5 years.
The primary general choose within the 2012 draft, Correa debuted in 2015 and received the AL Rookie of the 12 months award, serving to Houston break a 10-year postseason drought. The Astros received the franchise’s first World Sequence title in 2017, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in seven video games, and returned to the Fall Basic in 2019 and 2021.
Correa was ensnared within the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal previous to the 2020 season and admitted that “it was undoubtedly a bonus” – however has defended teammates and responded to feedback from different gamers over the previous two years.
Correa has a stellar observe file within the postseason, rating among the many high 10 in profession dwelling runs (18) and RBI (59) in 334 playoff at-bats.
Contributing: Bob Nightengale