All-Star shortstop Carlos Correa and the San Francisco Giants have agreed to a 13-year, $350 million deal, a person familiar with the talks said.
The source spoke with The Associated Press late Tuesday on condition of anonymity because agreement on the required medical exams was still contingent.
Correa was also a free agent after leaving the Houston Astros the year before. He reached a $105.3 million deal with the Minnesota Twins that gave him an exit option after one year and $35.1 million.
Thus, Korea again tried and found its luck in the market. The 28-year-old will land with the Giants team that recently failed to sign Aaron Judge as a free agent.
The guaranteed amount for Correa is the fourth largest in baseball history. Mike Trout reached a 12-year, $426.5 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels; Mookie Betts signed a $365 million, 12-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Judge, the new home run champion and AL MVP, is getting $360 million for nine years to stay with the New York Yankees. ,
Correa was part of a select group of shortstops who declared free agents, along with Trey Turner, Xander Bogarts and Dansby Swanson.
Swanson is the only one still available in that pool.
Correa’s contract is the latest in a series of big deals during the first offseason with baseball’s new collective bargaining agreement.
Philadelphia signed Turner for $300 million and 11 years; 280 million to Bogarts from San Diego in 11 seasons; Texas pitcher Jacob deGrom for $185 million over five years, while the New York Mets retained outfielder Brandon Nimmo for $162 million over eight years.
Correa hit .291 with 22 homers and 64 RBI during his only season with Minnesota.