The San Francisco Giants have postponed their news conference to introduce Carlos Correa as the team’s new shortstop as failed physical.
Carlos Correa : Failed physical | medical condition
Carlos Javier Correa Oppenheimer Jr. is a Puerto Rican professional baseball shortstop who is a free agent.
|Born: September 22, 1994
Ponce, Puerto Rico
|June 8, 2015, for the Houston Astros|
He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Houston Astros, who selected him first overall in the 2012 MLB draft, and for the Minnesota Twins.
Correa made his MLB debut with the Astros in 2015, and won the American League (AL) Rookie of the Year Award.
In 2017, Correa appeared in the World Baseball Classic, won the AL Player of the Month Award for May, was named an MLB All-Star, and won the World Series.
In 2021, he was named to his second All-Star Team and won the Gold Glove and Platinum Glove Awards. After seven seasons with Houston, he entered free agency and signed a three-year deal with the Twins.
Carlos Correa failed physical
Disaster may have struck for the Giants. The news conference to introduce superstar shortstop Carlos Correa was abruptly postponed Tuesday “after a medical concern arose during the All-Star shortstop’s physical,” according to a report from the Associated Press.
The Giants had not said anything publicly about the agreement with Correa, which was still not official pending the physical.
Correa has a history of back injuries, which hampered his performance in 2018 and 2019, but he was largely healthy and productive the past two seasons.
The plan for the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday was to introduce the freshly acquired Carlos Correa, the ballclub’s biggest free agent addition in decades, but that didn’t happen. There’s definitely nothing wrong with that.
For reasons that have yet to be made clear, the team postponed Correa’s introductory press conference just hours before it was supposed to start. But again, this is fine. I, too, feel the need to cancel plans a few hours before they start.
The Giants are one week removed from theoretically saving their offseason and agreeing to a 13-year, $350 million deal with Correa. But officially signing and announcing the franchise hallmark will have to wait because of this totally fine and normal delay.
Also as of this posting, it’s unknown what The Incident officially is, eliciting “everything is fine” and eyes-emoji-style reactions in equal number.
Superstar shortstop Carlos Correa was supposed to be introduced as a franchise cornerstone by the Giants at a news conference Tuesday morning.
One week after striking a 13-year, $350 million agreement with the 28-year-old Correa, San Francisco called off the scheduled news conference amid apparent concern about a finding in his physical exam, according to the Associated Press.
It’s unknown at this time whether the potential medical issue could derail the massive deal between Correa and the club. But the agreement is subject to a successful physical exam, a source told the AP.
Health and availability have been issues in Correa’s MLB career to this point. He’s been placed on the disabled list seven times in eight seasons and has only reached the 150-game threshold once.
Correa, a two-time All-Star, played his first seven MLB seasons with the Astros before joining the Twins in 2022. He has compiled a .279/.357/.479 slash line with 155 home runs and 553 RBIs in 888 career games.
Also Correa’s agreement is poised to become the fourth-largest guaranteed contract sum in baseball history, behind only Mike Trout (Angels, 12 years, $426.5 million), Mookie Betts (Dodgers, 12 years, $365 million) and Aaron Judge (Yankees, nine years, $360 million).