Carlos Correa named to first All-Star Game as member of the Twins

It’s just the third All-Star appearance of his Hall of Fame career.
Carlos Correa was named to his first All-Star Game since joining the Minnesota Twins.
Carlos Correa was named to his first All-Star Game since joining the Minnesota Twins. / Brace Hemmelgarn/GettyImages
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Carlos Correa has already had a storied career that will likely land him in Cooperstown one day. He’s a World Series champion, was Rookie of the Year, and is one of the best players in the game. It’s hard for him to still be collecting firsts this deep into his career, yet that’s exactly what happened on Sunday.

For the first time ever, Carlos Correa will be representing the Minnesota Twins at the All-Star Game.

Correa was named an American League reserve player during Sunday’s selection show, and while he’ll be going alone it’s still something that deserves to be celebrated in Twins Territory.

It’s surprisingly just the third All-Star selection for Correa, and his first since he went back in 2021 as a member of the Astros. He couldn’t sneak in as a starter for the AL, a role that was filled by Gunnar Henderson, but the selection to the team is beyond deserved after how he’s been playing this season.

Carlos Correa is headed to his first MLB All-Star as a member of the Twins

Correa has been on an absolute tear over the last month after he was called out by more than a few different parties.

A anonymous poll league-wide ranked Correa as the third most overrated player in MLB, and he was dragged by Twins beat writer LaVelle E. Neal for not providing enough offense. Most of the criticism revolved around the $200 million price tag attached to Correa, and he answered back with a vengeance after his reputation was ruffled.

Since getting called out, Correa has hit .386/.457/.651 with a 1.108 OPS, won AL Player of the Week, has hit six home runs — including a grand slam — and has been named an All-Star. That’s a pretty awesome way to dunk on your critics, as the doubt has merely served as fuel in Correa’s Ferrari.

He left Sunday’s game early after getting hit by a pitch in the first inning, but all signs point toward Correa bouncing back. Initial scans revealed no broken bones and the team announced that he had a finger contusion and nothing more serious.

That’s fantastic news on more than one front, as it means Correa will be back in the Twins lineup and ready to represent Minnesota for the first time in the All-Star Game.

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