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Minnesota Twins' Carlos Correa makes a play during a baseball game Friday, March 30.  September 2022 in Detroit.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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Carlos Correa’s deal with the New York Mets remains on hold after concerns over the results of his physical, and the star shortstop is not believed to be open to restructuring his pending deal with the franchise, according to Mike Puma of New York Post.

Correa agreed to a 12-year, $315 million contract with the Mets, but the club is concerned about the long-term stability of the shortstop’s surgically repaired right leg, so the deal has yet to be made official.

A source told Puma there is a “55 per cent” chance of the two sides completing a deal. Puma also noted that at least three teams have been in contact with Correa, though he remains committed to trying to work out a deal with the Mets.

New York’s concerns are the same ones that caused Correa’s 13-year, $350 million deal with the San Francisco Giants to fall through.

After The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal and Dan Hayes reported on the Mets’ concerns, Jon Heyman of New York Post added that the two sides are “trying to work through” the issue.

However, the discussions were put on hold until Christmas, and it is unclear whether they have resumed. If Correa were to re-enter the open market, it’s unclear what kind of deal he would be offered given the concerns surrounding his leg.

That said, Scott Boras, Correa’s agent, has made it known that the Minnesota Twins, who Correa played for last season, offered him a 10-year deal despite knowing about the injury he suffered early in his career, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan.

Correa had surgery to repair a broken right fibula and ligament damage while still in the Houston Astros’ minor-league system in 2014. He made his major league debut in 2015 and has been fairly durable since.

While Correa has never missed time with a right leg injury in the majors, there are concerns that problems could arise somewhere down the line. If he agrees to a 12-year deal, it will take him through the age-40 season.

Assuming Correa and the Mets can figure something out, he would be a fantastic addition to a franchise that has already added Justin Verlander, Kodai Senga, Jose Quintana, re-signed Brandon Nimmo and extended Edwin Díaz this winter.

Correa has emerged as one of the best shortstops in baseball since winning the AL Rookie of the Year award in 2015. He is a world champion, has won a Gold Glove, a Platinum Glove and is a two-time All-Star.

The Mets were on the verge of achieving greatness in 2022, finishing with a 101-61 record — their first 100-win season since 1988 — but they fell short in the National League wild-card round, falling to the San Diego Padres.

Figuring out a way to resolve Correa’s deal will be the cherry on top of a near-perfect winter for Steve Cohen’s club.

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