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Report: Mets, Carlos Correa to resume negotiations

Jul 23, 2022; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Minnesota Twins shortstop Carlos Correa (4) smiles and gives a fan a thumbs up during the seventh inning in a game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets are expected to resume negotiations soon with All-Star infielder Carlos Correa, the New York Post reported Tuesday.

The report said the team believes there is still a “good chance” Correa ends up with the Mets despite concerns about his surgically repaired right leg.

The Mets reached a tentative 12-year, $315 million deal with Correa last month after his 13-year, $350 million agreement with the San Francisco Giants fell through over concerns about the 2014 injury.

Similar doubts reportedly arose after the Mets conducted their own physical exams, but agent Scott Boras has expressed confidence that a deal eventually will get done.

Correa, 28, batted .291 with 22 home runs and 64 RBIs in 136 games last season with the Minnesota Twins.

Correa is a career .279 hitter with a .357 on-base percentage, a .479 slugging percentage, 155 home runs and 553 RBIs across 888 games with the Houston Astros (2015-21) and Twins. He won a World Series with Houston in 2017, was an All-Star in 2017 and 2021 and earned a Gold Glove at shortstop in 2021.

–Field Level Media