The New York Mets are reportedly concerned about the condition of shortstop Carlos Correa after he underwent medical examinations.
• Read also: Baseball: owners concerned about New York Mets spending
• Read also: Big turnaround in the Carlos Correa case
The Big Apple club offered a 12-year contract worth a total of $315 million to the 28-year-old athlete on Wednesday.
Three days later, The Athletic website reported that the Mets had detected a problem with Correa's right leg. The latter underwent an operation on this leg in 2014, after a fracture.
It would appear to be the same thing that would have bothered the San Francisco Giants and led to the cancellation of a 13-year contract worth a total of $350 million.
Correa, who is a free agent, had initialed this lucrative agreement with the Californian club. The organization changed its mind last week, however, after the mandatory physical exams were held. The Giants had canceled the press conference where the athlete was to be presented to the media and terminated the agreement.
According to the New York Post, the Mets are also evaluating the possibility of canceling the contract they have just given Correa.
In 2022, the Puerto Rico native hit a .291 batting average with the Twins, totaling 22 home runs and 64 RBIs. It was his only season in a Minnesota team uniform, having played the first seven seasons of his major league baseball career with the Houston Astros. He also won the World Series with this team in 2017.