Carlos Correa’s massive 12-year, $310 million contract with the Mets has been put on hold.
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Despite the silence from both parties at the moment regarding the deal’s status, Mike Puma of The Post reports that there is still hope that the two teams will reach an understanding.
Correa’s right leg hasn’t caused him to miss any time, but there was at least some cause for concern during a game this season.
Against the Royals on September 20, Correa stumbled to the ground after sliding into second base. Correa tried to steal, but when the tag was put on him, he immediately hit second baseman Michael Massey‘s shin and appeared to be in excruciating pain.
After the game, according to The Athletic, Correa said: “He just hit my plate. I had surgery, and he hit it. Just kind of felt numb. Vibrating. So, I was just waiting for it to calm down. It was a little scary, but when I moved I knew it was good.”
He’s referring to the surgery that took place in 2014, when Correa was playing for the Astros’ High-A affiliate Lancaster Jethawks.
He would eventually miss the rest of that season in 2014, but the Astros’ shortstop did wear an ankle guard for a while after.
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That ankle has not been a problem up until this point, but that Tuesday night game in September was a warning of the ongoing injury drama he will face this offseason.
It initially canceled Correa’s 13-year, $350 million contract with the Giants prior to the latest chapter with the Mets.