Major League Baseball (MLB) representative shortstop Carlos Correa (29, Minnesota Twins) decided not to participate in the World Baseball Classic (WBC).
The Minnesota Twins team officially announced on the 7th (Korean time) that Correa, who is expecting her second child in early March, has decided to withdraw from the Puerto Rico national team participating in the WBC.
Correa’s wife’s due date is said to be March 11, and Puerto Rico’s national team will play their first game on the same day.
Derek Palvey, president of baseball operations in Minnesota, said, “Correa had to make a difficult decision because she takes great pride in the Puerto Rico national team.” It was judged that it was an unreasonable schedule.”
Correa led Puerto Rico to the final in the 4th WBC held in 2017 with 3 home runs, 9 RBIs, 10 runs, and a slugging percentage of 0.750.
The Puerto Rico national team, led by Yadier Molina, a former major league catcher, was placed in Group D with the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Israel in this tournament. 안전놀이터
Correa entered the market as a free agent this winter and reached a 13-year, $350 million deal with the San Francisco Giants, but his contract was canceled after a physical exam revealed problems with his right ankle.
Correa immediately re-agreed with the New York Mets for 12 years and $315 million, but again failed the physical.
In the end, Correa signed a six-year contract with his native Minnesota for $200 million.
Correa can receive up to $270 million over 10 years if he meets the option proposed by Minnesota.