Carlos Correa’s deal with Mets in trouble after physical exam

The Giants had earlier raised concerns about Correa’s health.

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The Mets, like the Giants before them, have raised concerns about Carlos Correa’s health.

The Mets, like the Giants before them, have raised concerns about Carlos Correa’s health.

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For the second time this week, Carlos Correa’s $300 million coronation is getting delayed due to issues surrounding a physical examination.

According to published reports, Correa’s 12-year, $315 million agreement with the New York Mets hit a snag Friday as the Mets expressed concern over the standard physical players receive before signing a deal. The delay comes just three days after the San Francisco Giants postponed a news conference to introduce Correa after the sides struck a 15-year, $350 million deal.

The Athletic reported that the Mets expressed concern over imaging around a lower leg injury Correa suffered as a Houston Astros minor leaguer in 2014. The New York Post reported that the sides are aiming to work through the concerns.

That leg injury was strongly believed to factor into the Giants’ flagging of Correa’s physical, as Correa, agent Scott Boras and Correa’s family awaited his official rollout in a San Francisco hotel room, only to be told the Giants needed more time to examine results of the exam.

Boras, concerned the deal might implode a full week after it was agreed upon, told the Giants he would resume negotiations with other interested teams. Hours later, he’d struck the $315 million deal with New York Mets owner Steve Cohen, who has committed close to a billion dollars in roster enhancements this winter.

Now, the most surprising and lucrative upgrade of all — a move that would slide Correa to third base alongside shortstop Francisco Lindor — is in flux.

Read more at usatoday.com

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