As we move closer to the end of January and the start of February, we can take solace in the fact that baseball is right around the corner.
The good news for star shortstop Carlos Correa is that he has finally signed with a team after a long holdup due to medical concerns.
The San Francisco Giants and New York Mets ultimately passed on signing him as a result of his physical, which opened the door for the Minnesota Twins to swoop back in and retain their star shortstop.
But it wasn’t just the Mets and Giants who expressed concerns over Correa’s medical situation, as was reported by ESPN’s Buster Olney.
As noted in this piece: The Giants and Mets weren't the only teams to change their offers to Carlos Correa after his medical information came to light. The Twins, who signed him, dramatically reduced the number of guaranteed dollars they had on the table. https://t.co/bFD0c5lHzO
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) January 23, 2023
It seems that the Twins also had some concerns about the physical.
Fortunately for Correa, the concerns weren’t enough to cause yet another holdup, as was the case with the Giants and Mets.
Still, it cost Correa a good deal of money, as well as some guaranteed dollars on his new contract with the Twins.
Perhaps the ankle could be a bigger concern than many around the league were led to believe.
Even the Twins appear to have been slightly concerned.
Again, they weren’t concerned to the point of considering backing out of the deal.
The Twins also did know of this issue and were comfortable with Correa’s medicals.
Still, it cost Correa some money, and quite a bit of it.
Fortunately, the saga is over and Correa is set to play shortstop in Minnesota for at least the next six years.