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Former Astros shortstop Carlos Correa to overlook playoffs – Houston Chronicle


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Minnesota Twins' Carlos Correa reacts while batting during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)
Minnesota Twins’ Carlos Correa reacts whereas batting throughout the first inning of a baseball sport in opposition to the Kansas Metropolis Royals, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Picture/Abbie Parr)Abbie Parr/Related Press

Carlos Correa raised some eyebrows when he signed with the Twins simply 5 months after they completed final within the American League Central. Nonetheless, there was hope that Correa together with a younger core could be sufficient for the Twins to return to the postseason. That dream formally was dashed Wednesday night time when Correa and the Twins (76-79) had been mathematically eradicated from the postseason race.

The blame for Minnesota’s sub-.500 report actually doesn’t lay on the toes of Correa, whose .287 common, .826 OPS and 21 dwelling runs are all in keeping with his profession numbers. As a substitute, the Twins have been a sufferer of unhealthy luck with no different American League crew having put as many gamers, together with Correa himself, on the injured record this season.

Correa, who will miss the playoffs for simply the second time in his eight-year large league profession, is greatest recognized for his postseason heroics, along with his 18 career playoff home runs already ranking seventh on the all-time list. The shortstop received’t get so as to add to that whole, however he did flip up his manufacturing because the Twins tried to battle their approach again into the playoff image. In September, Correa is hitting .347 (35-for-101) with six dwelling runs and 16 RBI in 25 video games.

Correa’s three-year, $105.3 million contract, which gave him the best annual wage ($35.1 million) of any infielder in historical past, contains an opt-out clause after every season which the 28-year-old is predicted to make use of so as to hunt for one more large contract this offseason. Like he did final offseason, Correa will be a part of a crowded area of proficient shortstops searching for new contracts, together with Boston’s Xander Bogaerts, Atlanta’s Dansby Swanson and the Dodgers Trea Turner.


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