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Report: Twins eyeing Bogaerts as backup plan if Correa leaves

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The Minnesota Twins have a big contingency plan if they can't re-sign star shortstop Carlos Correa.

The Twins will turn their attention to Xander Bogaerts in free agency if they need to replace Correa, who they are still very much pursuing, according to LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

The team is offering Correa different deals with varying lengths and average annual values to see what the two-time All-Star is interested in, according to Neal. The offers are reportedly between six and 10 years.

Bogaerts would be an upgrade over Correa based on last season. The former accrued 6.1 fWAR, while the latter amassed 4.4 fWAR during the 2022 campaign. However, Correa is two years younger than Bogaerts.

The Boston Red Sox have also been very public about their desire to retain Bogaerts, who's spent his entire 10-year career in Boston and won two World Series titles with the club.

Both shortstops exercised opt-out clauses to hit the open market.

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