Reporter Han Nam-jik = Carlos Correa (29), whose contract failed because he failed the medical test twice, received a ‘passed decision’ in the third test.
On the 12th (Korean time), the American professional baseball Minnesota Twins officially announced that they had signed a free agent (FA) contract with Correa.
After passing the medical test, Correa attended a press conference held at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, Minnesota’s home, and said, “Unexpectedly, I came here after spending money all over the United States.” I’m happy to play again,” he said.
Minnesota decided to pay a total of 200 million dollars (about 250 billion won) to Correa for six years, and then extend his contract by one year depending on his performance. If he stays healthy, he can receive up to 270 million dollars (about 337.5 billion won) over 10 years.
Correa’s signing process was so arduous that MLB.com described it as “the most unpredictable epic in FA history.”
Correa signed a three-year, $105.3 million (approximately 131.6 billion won) contract with Minnesota in March of last year, and attached an opt-out clause that allowed him to declare free agency again after 2022 and 2023, respectively.
After the 2022 season, Correa declared an opt-out and came out on the free agency market.
Minnesota offered Correa $285 million over 10 years (approximately 356.25 billion won), but Correa agreed on December 14 last year with the San Francisco Giants for a total of $350 million over 13 years (approximately 350 million won). dollar) was agreed upon.
However, two days later, three hours before the press conference to join San Francisco, the press conference was canceled.
San Francisco questioned the results of Correa’s medical tests and withdrew his contract.
The New York Mets moved quickly to the news of Corea’s failure to join San Francisco and drew an agreement to sign for 315 million dollars (approximately 393.75 billion won) in 12 years.
However, Correa also failed the Mets’ medical test.
Minnesota approached Correa again and presented a contract with a lower total than the initial offer ($285 million over 10 years) and strict extension conditions.
Correa accepted the condition of receiving $200 million for six years and then contracting for four years in one-year increments.
If Correa gets 575 plate appearances in 2028, his 2029 $25 million annual contract is automatically extended.
550 at-bats in 2029, $20 million in 2030 (approximately 25 billion won), 525 at-bats in 2030, an annual salary of $15 million in 2031 (approximately 18.75 billion won), 502 at-bats in 2031, 1 year in 2032 Receive 10 million dollars (approximately 12.5 billion won).
If Correa finishes in the top 3 in the regular season MVP voting, or if he becomes the Silver Slugger, World Series or League Championship MVP, the contract for the next season will be automatically concluded even if he does not fill the plate.
On the other hand, if Correa fails to win the individual award and fails to fill the bats set by the club, the club decides whether to extend the contract.
In addition to his annual salary, Correa will receive $250,000 (about 310 million won) if he becomes the MVP, $100,000 (about 125 million won) for second place in the MVP vote, and $75,000 먹튀검증 for third place in the vote. 13 million won), 4th to 6th place can receive a bonus of 50,000 dollars (approximately 62.5 million won).
The World Series MVP, Silver Slugger, Gold Glove, and All-Star selections were awarded $100,000, and the Championship Series MVP was awarded $50,000 in incentives.
Correa, a shortstop from Puerto Rico, posted a batting average of 0.279, 155 homers, 553 RBIs, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.836 over eight seasons in the major leagues.
He was named the 2015 American League Rookie of the Year and was a two-time All-Star.
However, he was frequently plagued by injuries, with only three seasons in which he played more than 130 games.
A contract of up to $270 million in 10 years is also a very large contract, but Correa did not receive the amount expected at the beginning of free agency negotiations due to his injury history.