Mets, Carlos Correa ‘working by means of’ medical difficulty

The New York Mets and free agent shortstop Carlos Correa are “working through” a medical difficulty after his bodily with the staff apparently confirmed the identical proper leg issues that nixed a take care of the San Francisco Giants earlier within the week, in line with a supply acquainted with the state of affairs.

Correa, 28, agreed to a 12-year, $315 million contract with the Mets simply hours after a take care of the Giants was placed on maintain due to issues with Correa’s decrease proper leg, which had been surgically repaired in 2014 after he broke the fibula on a slide throughout a minor league recreation. Within the interim, Correa pivoted to the Mets, who had beforehand engaged on buying the star veteran.

Regardless of the most recent delay, a take care of the Mets remains to be doubtless, in line with the supply, however the contract might be reworked to account for the difficulty. That remodeling might merely be for fewer years and fewer cash or might embody language that does not assure a sure sum of money if Correa misses prolonged time due to the precise leg ailment.

An settlement between participant and staff is not official till the participant passes a bodily and indicators a contract, as it isn’t unusual for agreements to leak earlier than the staff makes an announcement. From time to time, a participant will not go his bodily — or one staff views his medicals in a different way than one other — thus voiding the settlement.

The latter situation appeared to use to Correa, however now the Mets apparently have the identical issues the Giants had, therefore delaying the official signing. There is no such thing as a timetable to the perimeters remodeling the settlement, in line with a supply.

Correa has a .836 OPS over eight seasons within the large leagues and was one in every of 4 star shortstops out there this offseason within the free agent market. He was set to take advantage of in complete {dollars} of the 4, however now his newest take care of New York is on maintain for the second.

The Athletic was the primary to report a difficulty with Correa’s bodily with the Mets.