Carlos Correa may not be headed to the New York Mets after all.
Just when it seemed as if the Mets and Correa were close to figuring things out, the Minnesota Twins appear to be back in the running for their star shortstop.
The 28-year-old was originally signed by the San Francisco Giants to a 13-year, $350 million contract.
But when concerns arose over an ankle injury, the Mets swooped in and gave him a 12-year, $315 million deal.
The Mets too, expressed concerns over his physical.
But it appears that the Twins are back in the conversation for Correa, as was reported by Jim Bowden of The Athletic.
🚨Carlos Correa update from @JimBowdenGM🚨
The #Twins are back in!
— MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM (@MLBNetworkRadio) January 6, 2023
This is another major development in the ongoing Correa saga.
The Mets stole him away from the Giants at the last second, only to have their own concerns with the star shortstop’s physical.
This may ultimately result in the Twins bringing him back.
Correa had signed with the Twins after the lockout and was given a three-year, $105.3 million contract with opt-outs after each of the first two seasons, which Correa obviously took advantage of.
The two-time All-Star and 2017 World Series champion bet on himself and it appeared to have worked when he initially signed with the Giants.
But the Twins may end up benefitting the most from all of this.
When Correa opted out, it appeared as if his days in a Twins uniform were over.
About a month later, things seem to looking up for the team in terms of potentially retaining their star shortstop.NEXT: Twins Add A Veteran Catcher On A Minors Deal