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Carlos Correa Passionately Outlines His Pending Opt-Out Decision

Tyler Maher
Minnesota Twins shortstop Carlos Correa opened up about his contract situation.
Minnesota Twins shortstop Carlos Correa opened up about his contract situation. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

When Carlos Correa signed a 3-year, $105 million contract with the Minnesota Twins last offseason that included opt-outs after every season, the expectation was that he would immediately return to free agency after one year with Minnesota.

After spending 2022 with the Twins, Correa has promised to be transparent about his upcoming decision.

Carlos Correa Contract

Correa has roughly a month to decide if he's going to opt out or not, as he won't be eligible to do so until five days after the World Series ends.

The 28-year-old shortstop turned in another strong campaign from an individual standpoint in 2022, batting .291/.366/.467 with 22 home runs despite getting off to a slow start. He helped keep the Twins in first place in the AL Central for much of the summer before they ultimately faded down the stretch, finishing in third place with a losing record.

While Correa mentioned in his statement that he and his wife both love Minnesota, he's also someone who values team success. The two-time All-Star was spoiled in that regard during his seven seasons with the Houston Astros, playing for three pennant winners and a World Series champion.

Given his age, track record and postseason success at a premium position, Correa could certainly get a bigger contract on the open market if he opts out. The Twins probably wouldn't be able to afford him, however, so he has to decide if he'd rather stay for less money or go somewhere else for more money.

It's not an easy decision to make, but at least he still has some time to think about it.

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