The New York Mets’ deal with free agent infielder Carlos Correa could be in jeopardy due to injury concerns, multiple outlets reported Saturday.
The Mets swooped in and reached a 12-year, $315 million deal with Correa earlier this week after his agreement with the San Francisco Giants fell apart over issues revealed in a physical exam.
The Athletic and the New York Post say that the Mets now share those concerns, specifically regarding Correa’s lower right leg that was surgically repaired in 2014 for a broken fibula.
Correa, 28, was in New York on Thursday and Friday to undergo exams with the Mets.
The two sides are “trying to work through the concern,” per the Post, but agent Scott Boras expressed confidence the deal would soon become official.
“There is no current issue with Carlos’ health whatsoever,” Boras said Thursday. “There’s been a lot of discussion about backs and ankles. There’s nothing about him that is currently any form of a medical issue.”
Correa originally agreed to a 13-year, $350 million pact with the Giants.
The two-time All-Star 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 in 2021.
–Field Level Media