The Minnesota Twins lineup and infield in 2023 with Carlos Correa
The 28-year-old Puerto Rican shortstop played for the club last season The big leagues before exercising his option to opt out of his contract and go into free agency.
Concerns about an old surgery on Correa’s leg, the San Francisco Giants and the New York MetsAnd the Puerto Rican returned to the Twins for $200 million on a six-year contract and $270 million with an option.
This is a major acquisition for Minnesota that will change the team’s plans. Although analysts still believe they will trade Max Kepler, they could keep 2022 AL batting champion Luis Arráez. Belt They add plenty of depth to a lineup that lost Colombian Gio Urshela, but saw the arrivals of left-hander Joey Gallo and catcher Christian Vazquez.
A two-time All-Star, Correa will hit .291/.366/.467 with 22 home runs in 136 games in 2022 and will be back at the top of the lineup and the undisputed owner of shortstop, which should be at second base for Jorge Polanco.
With Carlos Correa, the Minnesota Twins’ Opening Day lineup looks like this:
Louis Ares, 1 b
Carlos Correa, SS
Byron Buxton, CF
George Polanco, 2 b
Max Kepler, R.F.
Jose Miranda, 3 b
Joey Gallo, L.F.
Nick Gordon, P.T.
Christian Vasquez, c.