After a long-running offseason saga that saw him agree to contracts with three different teams, Minnesota Twins shortstop Carlos Correa gave some insight into what led to him failing physicals with both the San Francisco Giants and New York Mets.
Speaking to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, Correa divulged that the Mets used the same doctor to evaluate his ankle as the Giants did, which led to him failing another physical:
“The Giants used an ankle specialist who didn’t pass me. Then the Mets used the same specialist, who obviously wasn’t going to pass me. He had already given an opinion to another team about my ankle. He was not going to change that. He was going to stand by what he was saying, of course, because that is what he believed.
“We did have other ankle specialists look at it and say it was going to be fine, orthopedists who know me, even the one who did the surgery on me. They were looking at the functionality of the ankle, the way the ankle has been the past eight years. I’ve played at an elite level where my movement has never been compromised. It was just a year ago when I won a Platinum Glove at shortstop, one of the most demanding positions, where you have to move the most. But the one doctor that had never touched me or seen me or done a test on me, that was the one who said it wasn’t going to be fine.”