Yesterday, for the first time since leaving the Astros, Carlos Correa was back in Houston, where he spent the first seven seasons of his career. He does so at a time when his future in Minnesota is uncertain.
Recall that before the start of the season, Carlos Correa signed a three-year, $103.5 million deal with the Minnesota Twins. If he signed a three-year deal in 2022, why is his future in Minnesota uncertain? Because Correa has exit clauses after each of the first two seasons. He can therefore leave at the end of the current season.
This uncertainty brings its share of rumours. Many believe that Correa will find himself a free agent at the end of the season, others see him in Atlanta. But, the main interested party assures that he sees himself staying with the Twins in the long term.
Correa had previously mentioned that he was interested in a long-term signing with the Twins. But, at the same time, would he say it in front of everyone, if he wanted to leave the Twins to go somewhere else? I strongly doubt it.
Aged 27, Correa is having a season similar to his average. He is batting .269, with 99 hits, 14 home runs and 39 RBIs. The Minnesota Twins are second in their division, still in the running to make the playoffs. They are three games behind the American Central Division leader, the Cleveland Guardians.