Twins announce signing of Carlos Correa
The Minnesota Twins have officially announced the signing of Carlos Correa, a few days after agreeing to terms with the star free agent shortstop.
News of the deal broke early Saturday morning and shocked the baseball industry.
Correa, who was widely considered the top free agent on the market, signed a three-year deal that he can opt out of after each of the first two years. It will pay him $35.1 million annually, making him baseball’s fourth-highest paid player.
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The former Houston Astro hit .279 with 34 doubles, one triple, 26 home runs, 92 RBI, 104 runs scored, 75 walks, a .366 on-base percentage and an .850 OPS in 148 games last season.
The No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 MLB Draft has spent his entire career with the Astros, prior to this point, hitting .277 with 133 home runs and 489 RBI with a .356 on-base percentage and an .837 OPS in 752 career MLB games. He is also the 2015 American League Rookie of the Year, a two-time AL All-Star and winner of the 2021 AL Gold and Platinum Glove awards.
Correa has also been productive in the postseason, hitting .272 with 18 home runs, 59 RBI, a .344 on-base percentage and an .849 OPS in 79 career games. He already ranks sixth on the all-time list for postseason RBI and is tied for seventh in home runs.
To make room on the 40-man roster for Correa, the Twins designated pitcher Ralph Garza Jr. for release or assignment.
Correa will be formally introduced Wednesday morning.