Why Carlos Correa’s deal won’t be official until Wednesday and 10 more thoughts from the Twins camp – The Athletic

SARASOTA, Fla. — Carlos Correa mingled with new teammates Monday morning after arriving at Twins camp Sunday afternoon. Major League Baseball’s highest-paid infielder walked around, hugged Royce Lewis, another Scott Boras client, and began getting his physical.

Correa’s three-year, $105.3 million deal won’t become official until Wednesday morning (more on that in a moment). But the impact of his signing is already being felt.

There has been a buzz in the clubhouse in recent days after the Twins completed one of the most shocking signings in recent baseball history. The move left a clubhouse wondering what was next after the previous weekend’s trading a stronger sense of the Twins’ desire to compete in 2022.

“There’s just better energy around this year,” receiver Ryan Jeffers said Saturday. “I think we know, with all the talk about teams not trying to win, that kind of being a big topic in the offseason, it’s really great to be part of a team that clearly trying to win. I think there’s more moves to come. I don’t think we’re done. I think we’re getting a pitcher or two more. Maybe one more guy to give to Taylor (Rogers) a few days off every once in a while. I think that’s really exciting.

While the Twins are thrilled with the move, team officials won’t be able to comment publicly until the deal is finalized Wednesday morning.

If this window of more than four days seems strange, it is to some extent. It is also easily explained.

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