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Mets spend $315 million to sign Carlos Correa

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Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The New York Mets have continued their spending spree. The team signed free-agent infielder Carlos Correa earlier this morning.

He has agreed to a 12-year deal with the Mets. The package is worth $315 million.

Former Minnesota Twins shortstop looks on against the Chicago White Sox
Former Minnesota Twins shortstop looks on against the Chicago White Sox (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Correa comes to New York after previously agreeing to a contract with the San Francisco Giants. The Giants had called off a press conference on Tuesday due to a medical concern.

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He had agreed to a 13-year, $350 million deal with the Giants. However, the medical issue caused the deal to fall apart.

“We needed one more thing, and this is it,” Mets owner Steve Cohen told The New York Post from Hawaii. “This was important … This puts us over the top. This is a good team. I hope it’s a good team!”

The Mets have been on a spending spree this off-season. Cohen also re-signed Brandon Nimmo to a $162 million deal. He also re-signed Edwin Diaz to a $102 million deal.

Justin Verlander signed with the Mets for $86.6 million. Kodai Senga signed with the Mets for $75 million. Jose Quintana signed with the Mets for $26 million.

Omar Narvaez signed with the team for $15 million. Adam Ottavino re-signed for $14.5 million. David Robertson signed with the team for $10 million.

Overall, the Mets have spent $806.1 million this off-season.

The 28-year-old opted out of his contract with the Minnesota Twins after the season. He spent just one season with the Twins.

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He previously signed a three-year, $105.3 million deal with the Twins. He was paid $35.1 million by the team before opting out of his deal before the start of 2022 free agency.

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With the Twins, he had a .291 batting average in 136 games. He also had 22 home runs and 64 RBIs in 522 at-bats.

Before joining the Twins, he spent seven seasons with the Houston Astros. He had a .277 batting average with the team in 2,824 at-bats.

He had 133 home runs and 489 RBIs in his seven seasons in Houston from 2015 through 2021. He was also a two-time All-Star with the team.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 11 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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