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Carlos Correa will not play with Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic due to the birth of his second child

Carlos Correa with Puerto Rico in the 2017 World Classic.

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He World Baseball Classic continues to search for its stars in order to shine during this 2023. However, now the Puerto Rican National Team knows that the Minnesota Twins will not let shortstop Carlos Correa play in said tournament.

the minnesota team assured that the absence of the player was agreed by both parties and that the same It is due to the birth of Correa’s second child and not because of the shortstop’s health conditions.

Correa and his wife, Daniella, andThey are expecting the birth of their second child, whom they will call Kenzo, on March 11, date on which the team Puerto Rico is scheduled to play its first match in the tournament.

“After some very serious conversations with Carlos (Correa) about the upcoming World Baseball Classic, cs a group we decided that the best thing for him was not to participate in the tournament”, reported the president of the Twins baseball operations department Derek Falvey, who specified that this was a “complicated” decision for the Puerto Rican player.

He takes a lot of pride representing his country and really considered options to make this work.” the Twins executive pointed out about Correa’s participation.

As for the “concerns” of the team, it is based on the fact that if Correa competed in the tournament that will last until March 21, his participation in a competition of this type would not allow him to be in full condition to start the Major League season.

Furthermore, it is worth remembering that The Twins bet heavily on Correa, after the 28-year-old shortstop lost two contracts worth more than 300 million dollars in the MLB free agent marketthe first by the San Francisco Giants and the second with the New York Mets, due to doubts related to his health condition.

For this year’s edition, the Puerto Rican team is part of Group D, along with the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Israel and Nicaragua.

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