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Report: Tigers offered Correa 10-year, $275M contract

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Carlos Correa turned down a monster payday from the Detroit Tigers this offseason.

The Tigers offered the star free-agent shortstop a 10-year, $275-million contract before the lockout, a source told Buster Olney of ESPN.

Correa is reportedly seeking to outdo Francisco Lindor's $341-million deal with the New York Mets.

Detroit landed shortstop Javier Baez on a six-year, $140-million pact in early December. It's not clear if the club intends to make another run at Correa after adding Baez.

Correa and the Houston Astros could look into a shorter contract with a higher average annual salary if he can't get a deal that he desires elsewhere, according to Olney. The Astros reportedly offered Correa a five-year, $160-million pact after the 2021 campaign ended.

The 27-year-old slashed .279/.366/.485 with 26 homers and 92 RBIs over 148 games with the Astros last season. He also won a Gold Glove and the AL Platinum Glove as the league's best defensive player.

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