Report reveals new details about what Detroit Tigers offered Carlos Correa before signing Javier Baez

Tigers reportedly offered Correa 10-year, $275 million deal

Carlos Correa #1 of the Houston Astros while playing the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on June 24, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Gregory Shamus, 2021 Getty Images)

DETROIT – A new report has revealed more details about what the Detroit Tigers offered free agent shortstop Carlos Correa before eventually signing Javier Baez.

In a story published Friday morning (March 11), MLB Network insider Jon Paul Morosi dove into the market for Correa, who is expected to sign in the coming days.

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It’s already been reported that the Tigers offered Correa -- the top shortstop in a loaded free-agent class -- a 10-year deal worth $275 million.

But Morosi broke down more details about the offer. He said the Tigers gave Correa three separate opt-out clauses and included a provision that would give him a $10 bonus for finishing top five in MVP voting. That provision would have been active for half of the 10-year contract, Morosi said.

Here’s the full excerpt:

Corey Seager received 10-year, $325 million deal from the Texas Rangers, so it’s easy to understand why Correa would reject the Tigers’ offer.

In the end, Detroit reached a six-year, $140 million pact with Baez.


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