The American Major League Baseball (MLB) Chicago Cubs extended the contract with outfielder Ian Happ (29).
MLB.com, the official homepage of Major League Baseball, announced on the 13th that Happ had signed a three-year, $61 million (approximately 80.8 billion won) contract with the Chicago Cubs. The contract period is from 2024 to 2026. It is known that it includes the right to refuse to trade with the former club. Happ, who was scheduled to become a free agent after the end of this season, decided to accompany the Cubs for three more years.
Happ was selected by the Cubs in the 1st round, ninth overall, in the 2015 draft. His 2017 debut in the big leagues. He played an active role as a multiplayer in and out of the infield. Starting in 2021, he increased his outfield portion. Until last year, he played only for the Cubs and recorded a batting average of 0.249, 530 hits, 104 home runs, and 308 RBIs in 678 games over six seasons in his career.먹튀검증
Although his batting average is on the low side, he has hit double-digit home runs in six consecutive seasons. The career high is 25 homers in 2021. In 2019, when he only played in 58 games due to injury, and in 2020, when the team played a shortened season of 60 games due to the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19), he made 11 and 12 homers, respectively.
It went up a notch last year. He had a batting average of 0.271 (155 hits in 573 at-bats), 17 homers and 72 RBIs in 158 games. He set personal bests in batting average, hits, and runs batted in. He was selected as an All-Star for the first time since his major league debut and also won the National League Left Fielder Gold Glove. Last season, Happ was responsible for 1233⅓ innings in left field.
A good start this season. As of the 13th, he has a batting average of 0.282 (11 hits in 39 at-bats), 1 home run and 6 RBIs in 11 games. He smiled as he got 10 walks and raised his on-base percentage to 0.429. On defense, he only pitched 99 innings in left field.