Reports: Twins and Carlos Correa agree to three-year, $105.3 million deal


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Carlos Correa, a three-team World Series star with the Houston Astros, would have a new home.

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The 27-year-old shortstop agreed to a three-year, $105.3 million contract with the Minnesota Twins late Friday night, according to multiple media reports.

The deal would include opt-out options Correa could exercise after each of the first two seasons.

At $35.1 million a year, Correa is said to have the highest average annual contract value of any player at the majors. He would trail only New York Mets pitcher Max Scherzer ($43.3 million average), New York Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole ($36 million average) and Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout ($35.5 million on average).

Correa would have been comfortable setting the bar for a $300m deal before lockdown.

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He had attracted interest from several teams before the stoppage in December, but the Texas Rangers opted to sign former Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager to a $325 million deal. That deal was brokered by Correa’s new agent Scott Boras, who also made deals for free agents Max Scherzer (New York Mets) and Marcus Semien (Rangers) before the shutdown.

Correa won the Gold Glove at shortstop and finished fifth in American League MVP voting last season.

Houston’s first draft pick in 2012, Correa was AL Rookie of the Year in 2015 and was on six playoff teams with the Astros. He is a career .277 hitter with 133 home runs, 489 RBIs and 34.1 wins over substitution.

Last year he hit .279 with 26 homers and 92 RBIs in 148 games.

The Twins took little offense last year at the shortstop position, with Andrelton Simmons, Jorge Polanco, Nick Gordon and JT Riddle combining to hit .233 with 10 home runs and 52 RBIs.


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