Minnesota Twins Carlos Correa (29) gave up participating in the World Baseball Classic (WBC).
The Minnesota club announced on the 7th (Korean time) that Correa was absent from the WBC. Originally, Correa tried to participate in the WBC as a member of Puerto Rico, but gave up joining the national team when his second son was born on the 11th of next month.
Puerto Rico was placed in Group D with the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Israel. The first match of round 1 will be held on March 11th.
Correa participated in the 2017 WBC and led Puerto Rico to the final with 9 home runs and a slugging percentage of 0.750.
However, we cannot see Correa’s performance in this tournament, which will be held for the first time in six years. In addition, collaboration with the top major league infielder Francisco Lindor (New York Mets) has also been promised the next opportunity.
Derek Falvey, president of Minnesota, said, “Correa is very proud of the Puerto Rico national team and made a tough decision. After coming back from maternity leave and not feeling 100 percent in early March, I decided that it was an unreasonable schedule to handle the tournament schedule.” revealed 토토사이트
Major League Baseball kicks off on March 31st. If Correa goes on maternity leave and competes in the WBC, she will have to start the season right after the event. It is highly likely that he will enter the regular season without improving his condition normally.
In December of last year, Correa agreed to a free agency contract with the San Francisco Giants for an astronomical sum of $350 million over 13 years. However, due to a history of ankle injuries, he failed the medical and his contract was cancelled.
Correa immediately signed a 12-year contract with the New York Mets for a total of $315 million. But again, problems arose with the physical examination. In the end, Correa stayed with Minnesota, the original team, after suffering two contract failures.
Correa signed a six-year, $200 million free agent contract with Minnesota. An additional four-year, $70 million option is included, and if the option is exercised, Correa will receive up to 10 years and $270 million.