Report: Twins signing Carlos Correa to three-year, $105.3M deal

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(SportsRadio 610) - Carlos Correa found a new home.

According to Mark Berman of Fox 26, the free agent shortstop is leaving the Houston Astros after reaching an agreement with the Minnesota Twins on a three-year, $105.3 million deal, with opt-outs after the first two years.

At about $35.1 million per year, Correa gets the highest annual value for an MLB infielder, according to Berman.

Correa always seemed likely to leave the Astros in free agency, but signing with the Twins comes as a surprise, as does the length of his contract.

With opt-outs after the first two years, Correa could be right back on the market again, looking to cash in on a longer term deal. But he was also considered the best of a talented free agent class of shortstops, which includes Corey Seager signing with the Texas Rangers for 10 years, $325 million.

Last year, the New York Mets signed shortstop Francisco Lindor, a close friend of Correa's, to a 10-year, $341 million contract.

Astros owner Jim Crane told reporters at spring training earlier this week that the team was still making efforts to bring Correa back, but those were clearly unsuccessful.

Correa just wrapped up the best season of his career, leading all Major League position players in WAR (7.2), per Baseball Reference. With nine RBI this postseason, Correa has upped his postseason RBI total to 59, which ranks sixth in MLB history.

Brandon Scott is the senior digital content coordinator for SportsRadio610.com. Follow him on Twitter @brandonkscott .

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