The Giants ultimately won the bidding for the Puerto Rican shortstop’s services Carlos Correa, reached a massive 13-year, $350 million contract, a source told MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand on Tuesday night. The club has not confirmed the deal.
The contract, which surpasses Puerto Rican Francisco Lindor’s ($341 million) as the largest contract for a shortstop in total value, does not contain a clause that allows the player to opt out of his contract, but does have a clause that allows him to veto it. Any exchange.
Earlier in the evening, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported that the Mets were very interested in Korea, prompting the Giants to move quickly to seal the deal. The Twins were among the latest teams to be in talks with the Puerto Rican shortstop.
Correa opting out of the final two years of the $105.3 million, three-year contract he signed with the Twins before the 2022 season was not surprising, as he made it clear he was looking for a long-term commitment — and in a long-term way, he could take over and help the franchise build for the rest of his life.
He didn’t make it in Minnesota — but he did find a home in San Francisco.
In a difficult environment as a hitter in 2022, Boricua had his best average since 2017 and a .291/.366/.467 offensive line with 22 home runs and 24 doubles to match his 5.2 bWAR. previous.