Even after Carlos Correa officially signed with the Minnesota Twins, his injury history saga only seems to continue.
In a recent article written by Jon Heyman of the New York Post, the veteran MLB writer wrote that “one doctor suggested that Correa has the worst ankle he’s seen.” Heyman added an additional detail from a rival executive, who claimed that the shortstop getting $33.3 million annually from the Twins was the work of “Houdini.”
Correa’s surgically repaired ankle, of course, is what caused both the San Francisco Giants and New York Mets to get cold feet and back out of agreed-upon deals. The Giants even went as to schedule a press conference to announce the signing, though it never took place.
The long winding free-agent road was seemingly resolved with Correa ending in Minnesota. He first signed with the Giants before that deal was paused over injury concerns. He then signed with the Mets before those same injury concerns caused Correa to leave and return to Minnesota.
Clearly, the Twins didn’t feel the same way as the Mets and Giants, who reportedly consulted the same specialist, ankle surgeon Dr. Robert Anderson, who had previously warned the Giants and medically flagged Correa’s ankle injury.
“The Giants used an ankle specialist who didn’t pass me,” Correa shared via Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. “Then the Mets used the same specialist, who obviously wasn’t going to pass me. He had already given an opinion to another team about my ankle. He was not going to change that. He was going to stand by what he was saying, of course, because that is what he believed.’’
With the MLB season looming, all eyes will be on how Carlos Correa and his surgically-repaired ankle holds up.