FORT MYERS, Fla. — Carlos Correa is on his way to Fort Myers. But he won’t be joining the Red Sox.
Correa has agreed to a three-year, $105.3 million contract with the Twins, as first reported by FOX 26′s Mark Berman. The deal comes with an average annual value of $35.1 million — the second-highest in baseball history behind Mike Trout’s $36 million and includes opt-out clauses after both 2023 and 2024. Correa, 27, can hit the free agent market again next winter if he chooses.
I’m a shortstop, man,” Bogaerts said Tuesday. “That’s where I’ve played my whole career and obviously a position I take a lot of pride in… I love being there.”
The Twins have been ultra-aggressive since the end of the lockout. They fortified their pitching staff by acquiring Sonny Gray, then made a blockbuster trade with the Yankees that netted infielder Gio Urshela and Gary Sánchez in exchange for Josh Donaldson, Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Ben Rortvedt. Clearing Donaldson’s large salary allowed the Twins to pursue the top shortstops on the market; the Correa deal likely would have been impossible if Minnesota was still on the hook to pay Donaldson about $50 million over the next two years.
Correa’s resumé speaks for itself. The first overall pick in the 2012 draft, the Puerto Rico native has spent his entire career with the Astros, hitting .277 with an .837 OPS in seven seasons. Correa is a two-time All-Star who won the AL Rookie of the Year in 2015 and has taken home a World Series trophy (2017) and Gold Glove (2021).
With Correa off the board, Story is the top remaining free agent. After that, there’s a steep drop-off. Jorge Soler, Michael Conforto and Tommy Pham are among the other top available players.
Hampden DA Anthony Gulluni hosts St. Patrick’s Day party photos.
Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni’s hosted his annual St. Patrick’s Day Party on Friday, March 18, at the John Boyle O’Reilly Club.
The Springfield colleen and members of her court were among those in attendance.
Black Rose Academy of Irish Dance members and musicians Jimmy McArdle and Paul Grzevieniowski provided the entertainment.
Dignitaries included state Reps. Angelo Puppolo and Brian Ashe, Hampden County Sheriff Nick Cocchi, and West Springfield Mayor Will Reichelt.