Carlos Correa passes Twins physical, agrees to six-year, $200M contract

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The Minnesota Twins ended up as winners of the seemingly never-ending Carlos Correa sweepstakes.

The All-Star shortstop has passed his physical with the Twins and agreed to a six-year, $200 million contract, the team officially announced Wednesday after it was first reported by ESPN's Jeff Passan.

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Before re-introducing Correa during a press conference Wednesday, the Twins celebrated the latest development on Twitter.

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Passan first broke the news of Correa's latest deal Tuesday, signaling the end to one of the wildest offseason sagas MLB has seen in recent years.

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The news comes less than a month after Correa's reported deal with the Giants fell through due to concerns about his physical. NBC Sports Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic reported on Dec. 21 that San Francisco was concerned about a past ankle injury of Correa's.

Following the disarray, Correa and his agent Scott Boras quickly pivoted to the New York Mets, who also reportedly came across the same speed bump regarding the superstar's health.

The Athletic's Dan Hayes and Ken Rosenthal reported Monday night, citing team sources, that the Twins were back in contention to re-sign Correa for the 2023 MLB season following those hang-ups with both the Giants and Mets.

The 28-year-old infielder spent the first seven seasons of his career with the Houston Astros before signing a three-year, $105.3 million contract with Minnesota last offseason. He exercised an opt-out following his 2022 campaign, and the Correa offseason saga officially began.

When Correa originally agreed to his reported 13-year, $350 million contract with the Giants, The New York Post's Jon Heyman reported Correa turned down the Twins' first offer of 10 years, $285 million. The Twins reportedly were concerned with Correa's past injury as well after his Giants deal fell through, though it doesn't seem to have stopped them from ultimately making another run at him.

Now, Minnesota came out on top after all with a shorter, less-expensive contract for a player whose past injury held up not one but two franchise-altering deals.