Correa avoids major injury, leads twins on a roll

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Carlos Correa and the Minnesota Twins avoided a major problem last week.

There were initial concerns that Correa’s finger might fracture after Thursday night’s game in Baltimore, but instead it was only bruised. The twins, who have won 14 of 17, lead AL Central by three games.

Correa was only 4 for 30 during his first eight matches with the twins, but the short star has been down 0.313 since then. Correa went from Houston to Minnesota in the latest season, signing a three-year deal worth $105.3 million. Here’s a look at how some of the other big agent moving companies have performed so far:

Freddy Freeman, The Dodgers. Freeman is sure to return to the playoffs after leaving the world champion Braves and joining the Dodgers on a $162 million, six-year contract. Los Angeles has the best record in baseball, and Freeman hit .323 with an OPS of .925.

Max Scherzer, Mets. Scherzer was a big part of that impressive New York start, going 4-1 with a 2.92 ERA. Sunday’s loss to Philadelphia was his first in his last 25 games with the Nationals, Dodgers and Mets.

Marcus Simin, Rangers. One of two great middlefield signings by the Texans, Semien hit only .184 with no home runs.

Cory Seeger, Rangers. Seeger only hits .238, even though he has at least four house brows. He also deliberately walked by the rules the Angels carried in one of the season’s most bizarre moments.

Carlos Rodon, Giants. The former White Sox right-hander was one of the top bowlers in the National League, going 3-1 with a 1.55 ERA.

Ruby Ray Mariners. The Cy Young MLS winner last year is 2-3 with a 4.38 ERA.

Kevin Gusman, Blue Jays. Toronto Ray lost but signed Gusman, and so far this exchange is working fine. He’s 3-1 with a 2.13 ERA – and he has 46 strikes and only one walk.

Kenley Janssen, Braves. The former Dodgers joined the defending champions in a one-year, $16 million deal. He made eight saves, but Atlanta had a humble start.

The Trevor Story, Red Sox. It was a rough start for Boston, and the story didn’t help much. It hits .194 without Homer.

Javier Baez, Tigers. Báez hit 0.236 with two runs at home for Detroit and that’s been a pretty big disappointment so far.

Starling Mart, Mets. Another nice pickup for the Mets. Marty hits .265 with three runs and four steals.

Chris Bryant, Rockies. The thin air doesn’t seem to help Bryant’s strength. He only has four additional base strokes — each doubles — to go along with his 0.281 average.

Nick Castellanos, Phyllis. Castellanos has been providing consistent production with bats, and this season seems no exception. He hits the .293 by four strokes.

Seiya Suzuki, Cubs. In his first season out of Japan, Suzuki has four runs at home and has shown he can make it to Chicago.

Nelson Cruz, Citizens. Cruz is now in the NL after adding the designated hitter in that league, but it’s fair to wonder if he’s slowing down. The 41-year-old scores 0.157.

Who is the last player to win the MVP title in his first season after signing with a new team through a free agency?

Milwaukee’s Rudy Telles led eight runs — the highest level of the season for anyone in the majors — in an 18-4 win over Cincinnati on Wednesday night. Tellez went 4 vs 6 with two homers and a double.

You didn’t need impressive winning probability stats to tell you the Mets were up against them when the Phillies trailed 7-1 at the top of the ninth inning Thursday night. It took a repetitive routine from Francesco Lindor, a double by Pete Alonso, and a single by Jeff McNeill just to create a memorable attitude. New York eventually bounced back, tying the game to a double-going run single by Brandon Nemo, then taking the lead on Marte’s RBI double.

The Mets won 8-7. At the start of the half Statcast put their chances at 0.2%.

Vladimir Guerrero in 2004, after signing with Angels.

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