Infielder Jake Cronenworth, who eats rice with Kim Ha-sung at the San Diego Padres of the American Professional Baseball (MLB), has extended his contract with the team for 7 years.
American media such as MLB.com and ESPN reported on the 2nd (Korean time) that the San Diego club has extended the contract with Cronenworth, who will qualify as a free agent (FA) after two years, until 2030.
The contract will take effect from next year, and the total amount of the contract is about $ 80 million, the two media introduced. 토토사이트
This contract is in line with the San Diego club’s policy of stabilizing power by tying key resources into long-term contracts.
San Diego first solved the biggest off-season homework, the contract with Manny Machado, during the exhibition game.
After this season, Machado, who was able to declare free agency, signed a virtually lifelong contract worth $350 million for 11 years.
Machado, who had six years left on his contract with San Diego, added five more years and received an additional $170 million with the new contract.
San Diego signed free agent shortstop Sander Bohartz for 280 million dollars over 11 years, and Japanese pitcher Darubish Yu for 108 million dollars.
Prior to this, pitchers Joe Musgrove and Robert Suarez were caught for 5 years and 100 million dollars, respectively, and 5 years and 46 million dollars respectively.
Cronenworth, who played second base last year and returned to first base after giving second base to Kim Ha-seong with the addition of Bohartz, only debuted in the big leagues in 2020, a relatively late year at the age of 29 this year.
After playing in the minor leagues for five years and debuting in a San Diego uniform, he was selected as an All-Star in 2021 and 2022 with his punching power.
Cronenworth’s greatest strength is that he is good at defending all four positions in the infield, including third baseman and shortstop.
In the future, there is an extraordinary interest in whether San Diego will pursue long-term contracts with slugger Juan Soto, closer Josh Hader, and starting agent Blake Snell.
Fernando Tatis Jr. was locked up for a long time at $340 million in 14 years.