Breaking: Mets Have "Concerns" About Correa Medicals

Here we go again. Despite agent Scott Boras's claims that his client Carlos Correa is "completely healthy," now the New York Mets have become the second team to express concerns about his medical workup.

As reported by Ken Rosenthal in The Athletic:

The New York Mets, like the San Francisco Giants earlier in the week, have raised concerns about Carlos Correa’s surgically repaired lower right leg, potentially jeopardizing their 12-year, $315 million agreement with the star shortstop, according to people briefed on the matter who were not authorized to speak publicly.

Correa, who's now 28, had surgery to repair a fractured right fibula and ligament damage back when he was 19 in June 2014, while still in the minor leagues.  

The baseball world is still reeling from the shocking turn of events earlier this week when the San Francisco Giants cancelled their planned press conference to introduce Correa and announce his 13-year, $350M deal due to their concerning findings in his physical. 

After the Minnesota Twins refused to budge from their $285M offer that was previously on the table, Boras then turned to Mets owner Steve Cohen in the middle of the night and worked out a 12-year, $315M deal.

As Rosenthal notes, it may be difficult for the Mets to completely back out of the agreement due to the fact that Cohen spoke publicly about it. But they may try to restructure it in some way, due to any concerns about the long-term stability of Correa's leg. 

Also, Correa's chances of going back out on the market and landing another long-term deal would be slim, what with two teams now identifying the same problem. 

The wild Carlos Correa saga continues. 

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