Carlos Correa, who ended up staying with the Minnesota Twins after twists and turns, expressed regret at the doctor who diagnosed his ankle as dangerous.
On the 12th (hereafter Korean time), Correa signed a contract with the original team Minnesota for 6 years and 200 million dollars (approximately 248.4 billion won), putting an end to his one-month negotiation tug of war due to medical issues. He agreed with the San Francisco Giants for 13 years and $350 million, and with the New York Mets for 12 years and $315 million.
However, both clubs demanded a renegotiation with Correa for the same reasons. He expressed medical concern about his right ankle, which he injured while playing Single-A for the Houston Astros in 2014. Correa fractured his ankle while sliding to third base at the time and underwent surgery to insert an iron core.
When a medical issue related to this occurred during the physical examination, San Francisco canceled the contract without comment, while the Mets engaged in a tug-of-war with Correa over the terms of the contract for three weeks. The Mets proposed an amendment that guaranteed $157.5 million for the first six years, but required a medical check for $157.5 million over the next six years. It was difficult for Correa to accept this.
However, it turned out that the doctor who provided the decisive opinion to the San Francisco and Mets clubs that “Corea’s ankle will be a problem someday” is the same person.
The New York Post reported on the 15th, “The doctor who diagnosed Correa’s ankle in the physical examination conducted by the 안전놀이터 San Francisco club was Robert Anderson, an ankle specialist. He reported the same diagnosis about Correa’s ankle to the Mets.
Correa confided this to another outlet, The Athletic. “The specialist the Giants hired dropped me. And the Mets hired the same doctor. He couldn’t get me through,” he said. He wouldn’t have thought of changing his stance, because he firmly believes in that.”
According to the New York Post, Mets team doctor Mark Dracos also gave a negative opinion about Correa’s ankle according to Anderson’s opinion, and the Mets eventually decided to revise the contract.
Correa said, “My agent and I were referred to another ankle specialist for a diagnosis. They said there would be no problems. Even the doctor who operated on my ankle eight years ago did the same. “I knew nothing had happened. If my ankle wasn’t normal, I wouldn’t be able to play at an elite level.”
He continued, “The doctor who dropped me had never touched me before, never seen me, never diagnosed me. But he said my ankle was not good.”
However, according to the New York Post, the Mets reportedly asked for opinions from other doctors besides Anderson. It is presumed that he also received a negative response.