SAN FRANCISCO – The Giants abruptly postponed a scheduled press conference to introduce shortstop Carlos Correa at Oracle Park on Tuesday morning.
The Giants did not give a reason for the delay, but a source told MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand that the team is “awaiting the results” of unspecified tests. Ronald Bloom of the Associated Press reported that Correa’s physical on Monday revealed a medical problem.
Correa, who agreed to a 13-year, $350 million deal with the Giants last week, was expected to be introduced at 11 a.m. PT on Tuesday, marking the club’s first individual press conference at Oracle Park in 2019. since at 8:15. am PT, the Giants sent out a one-sentence message saying the event had been postponed. Correa’s scheduled appearance with the club’s flagship radio station, KNBR 680, was also canceled.
When reached for comment, a Giants spokesman said the organization had no further information to provide.
The 28-year-old Correa has dealt with back problems earlier in his career, but he’s averaged 142 games over the past two seasons, with his Twins tenure interrupted only by two scares: COVID-19 and a bruised finger. hit by game.
The Giants have not officially announced the Correa deal, but they indicated their willingness to make a long-term commitment to the two-time All-Star by giving him the fourth-largest contract in Major League history.
The mega deal is easily the largest in club history, surpassing Buster Posey’s nine-year, $167 million extension signed in March 2013. It also surpassed Francisco Lindor’s $341 million deal for the largest short-term contract by total value and tied Bryce Harper for the longest. free agent contract in history.