The San Francisco Giants and star shortstop Carlos Correa agreed to a massive 13-year, $350 million deal earlier this month, but an update on Tuesday may put this deal on hold for the moment.
According to The Associated Press, two people with “direct knowledge of the situation” revealed that the San Francisco Giants have postponed an introductory press conference on Tuesday of their signing of Correa after a medical concern emerged during his physical.
While the Giants organization did not provide an official reason for the postponement of the press conference, one of the sources reported that a medical issue was flagged during Correa’s physical.
This decision was made just hours before the press conference was supposed to happen, and many around the MLB world are completely shocked by this news.
“Carlos Correa’s introductory presser getting postponed with no explanation is really bizarre,” tweeted former sportswriter Matt Lindner.
Carlos Correa’s introductory presser getting postponed with no explanation is really bizarre
— Matt Lindner (@mattlindner) December 20, 2022
“What’s going on with Carlos Correa?????” tweeted Dave Williams of Barstool Sports.
What's going on with Carlos Correa?????
— dave (@barstoolWSD) December 20, 2022
“Not the encouraging update fans were hoping to hear,” tweeted Giants clubhouse reporter Joe Hughes.
Not the encouraging update fans were hoping to hear. #SFGiants https://t.co/9bTJ4PJZZI
— Joe Hughes (@VegasJoeHughes) December 20, 2022
It is unclear exactly where the Giants and Correa go from here, and if they will potentially renegotiate their contract agreement at potentially a lower number.
One positive update emerged from Susan Slusser of the SF Chronicle, detailing that she has been told that this failed physical is not due to a back issue that has plagued Correa throughout his career.
I’m told that whatever was or not flagged during his physical, Carlos Correa does *not* have a back issue.
— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) December 20, 2022
This is certainly rough news for Giants fans, who were extremely excited about the Correa signing after losing out on Aaron Judge earlier this offseason.
It is equally as rough for Correa, who will have to go back to the drawing board either with the Giants or another potential suitor in free agency.