CARLOS CORREA’s free agency saga continues with the star shortstop no longer heading to the Big Apple.
The former Minnesota Twin, 28, had reportedly penned a monster 12-year, $315million contract with the New York Mets.
Correa had originally looked poised to join San Francisco Giants, only for an issue in his medical exam to delay the move.
And it appears that the Mets have run into similar issues, with reports suggesting they would only offer Correa a six-year guarantee due to his injury record.
He will now reportedly rejoin Minnesota for the 2023 season.
Away from the field, Carlos is supported in his baseball career by stunning wife Daniella Correa Rodriguez.
A former model, Daniella was born in 1996 in Laredo, Texas.
As a child, she had a passion for acting and has since gone on to study Teaching and Early Childhood Development.
Daniella also excelled in beauty pageants, becoming Miss Texas Teen USA in 2013 at the age of just 16.
And just three years later, she was crowned Miss Texas.
Correa spotted her representing the state at Miss USA a few months later – and sent his future bride a message on Instagram.
He explained: “I told her, ‘Texas is proud and she did really good.'”
The pair exchanged messages but didn’t meet up in person until Daniella was scheduled to throw the first pitch at an Astros game as part of her Miss Texas duties.
And a smitten Carlos told teammates: “Hey. Don’t even look at her. She’s mine.”
Following the game, he messaged her again and asked her out on a date, adding: “You’re even more beautiful in person.”
The pair’s whirlwind romance really got serious after the 2017 World Series.
Correa helped the Astros to win the title over the LA Dodgers – and stunned both Daniella and the watching world by proposing live on TV.
Getting down on one knee, Correa said: “[Winning the World Series] is everything and more.
“It’s one of the biggest steps in my life, one of the biggest accomplishments of my life.
“Right now, I’m about to take another big step in my life.”
The pair were married in December 2019 in a lavish ceremony in the Dominican Republic.
And a delighted Daniella told her 227,000 Instagram followers: “Last night I had the wedding of my dreams!
“Everything that I imagined was brought to life.
“I can’t thank all of our family and friends enough for loving us and sharing this moment with us.
“Excited to spend the rest of my life with the love of my life.”
She now runs Sweet D, a cruelty-free, vegan, and paraben-free cosmetic company.
The couple will need a spacious apartment when they make the move to New York, with first child Kylo arriving in December 2021.
And the loved-up pair announced in September that they would be soon welcoming another child to the family.
Correa is a former first-overall draft pick and one of the MLB‘s premier shortstops.
He won a Platinum Glove in 2021 and will reportedly play at third base for the Mets.
After almost ten years with the Astros – which include that World Series triumph in 2017 – Correa joined Minnesota Twins in 2022.
Last season he hit in 70 runs, 22 home runs, and 64 RBIs and in defense, led the league with .983 fielding percentage.
In November, Correa opted out of the final two years of his Twins contract and hit free agency.
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