The Minnesota Twins have placed Carlos Correa on the disabled list (IL).
“I think he has a bad ankle, so he could go on the IL,” Minnesota manager Rocco Baldelli told Reuters and other local media outlets ahead of the team’s game against the San Francisco Giants on Friday, adding, “We’ll see how he is the day after tomorrow and decide.”
According to Reuters, Correa underwent an MRI on his left ankle and heel the day before, which revealed ankle muscle damage and plantar fasciitis. The reason for the injury is unknown.
Another outlet, CBS Sports, said: ‘After the MRI, Correa also complained of heel pain. Valdelli said he believes the injury is more serious. Correa hasn’t played since Sept. 24 against San Francisco.
Correa’s injury is notable because he re-signed with Minnesota after a tumultuous free agency last winter that saw him rejected by two teams due to his injury history.
Correa agreed to a 13-year, $350 million deal with the San Francisco Giants in early December that was canceled after a physical revealed an abnormality, and then signed a 12-year, $315 million deal with the New York Mets that also fell through for the same reason.
He had previously injured his right ankle while running the bases in 2014 while in the Houston Astros minor leagues. San Francisco and the Mets had raised the possibility of a recurrence of the injury.
Correa ended up signing a six-year, $200 million deal with his original team, Minnesota, with significantly reduced terms. Superagent Scott Boras tried, but couldn’t convince San Francisco and the Mets.
This time, the injury is to his left ankle. It’s not the same injury he suffered in 2014. Even so, it”s hard to take this injury lightly, as he”s had a lot of injuries throughout his career. Correa made his major league debut in 2015 and has only played two full seasons, in 2016 and 2020. Last year, he was placed on the IL seven times due to injuries to his thumb ligaments, back, ribs, coronavirus, and fingers.
This season, he has struggled, batting .213 (36-for-169) with six home runs, 24 RBI, 14 runs scored and a .699 OPS in 44 games 먹튀검증.