Carlos Correa could be headed to IL with left foot injury

Sometimes the deal not made works out for the best.

If early results are any indication, that could be the case when it comes to the Mets and Carlos Correa.

The Minnesota Twins shortstop has a left foot injury that could land him on the injured list, manager Rocco Baldelli said Wednesday.

An MRI exam confirmed a muscle strain in the arch of Correa’s left foot in addition to plantar fasciitis in his heel.

“I think we get to Friday and some of our decisions might be made for us,” Baldelli said when asked about a trip to the 10-day injured list.

The 28-year-old was not in the lineup against the visiting San Francisco Giants for the second straight day.

Correa — who hit 24 homers and had 64 RBIs in 136 games last season with Minnesota — is just beginning the first year of the six-year deal worth $200 million that he signed with the Twins in the offseason.

Carlos Correa could be headed to the IL with a left foot injury.
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The Mets were prepared to pay him $315 million over 12 years until they reviewed his medicals and lowered their offer due to concerns about his right ankle.

Correa would have been the Mets’ starting third baseman if the deal was completed.

Correa underwent arthroscopic surgery in 2014 to repair a fractured fibula and minor ligament damage, suffered while sliding into a base in the minor leagues.

He had a metal plate inserted to help stabilize his right leg, which led to questions about his health for the rest of his career.

But this latest injury is to his left foot.

This season the two-time All-Star, who has played in 44 games, is batting .213 with six homers, 24 RBIs and 14 runs scored.

Correa, who is in his ninth season in the big leagues, played seven seasons with the Astros and won a World Series before joining the Twins.

He has a .276 career batting average with 161 homers and 577 RBIs.