Major League Baseball (MLB) Pittsburgh Pirates team signed outfielder Brian Reynolds (28) with a total of 106.75 million dollars (approximately 143 billion won) for 8 years, the largest in the history of the club. signed an extended contract with
Local media such as the Associated Press and MLB.com reported on the 26th (Korean time), citing internal sources.
The Associated Press reported, “This contract is the largest contract since the team was founded in 1882,” and “Pittsburgh will make an official announcement on the 27th after completing the physical examination.”
Reynolds is a franchise star who hit the big leagues in Pittsburgh in 2019.
He played in 515 big league games before the game, posting a batting average of 0.282, 79 homers, and 257 RBIs.
This season, as a starting outfielder in 22 games, he is active with a batting average of 0.294, 5 homers and 18 RBIs.
The Pittsburgh club discussed whether to extend the contract with Reynolds, who is about to acquire free agent qualifications, and succeeded in capturing him.
Reynolds received a $2 million signing bonus and an annual salary of $6.75 million this year. He receives an increased salary each year, including $10 million next year and $12 million in 2025.
In 2031, when the contract expires, a team option for an annual salary of $20 million and a buyout clause of $2 million (money received when the club abandons the renewal contract) are included.
Local media analyzed that the Pittsburgh club is changing the direction of the team.
Pittsburgh, a small market club, has been stingy with player recruitment and investment.
Mainly aimed at reinforcing power through recruitment and trade of new players, and showed stingy treatment for key players.
Pittsburgh also had a conflict with Reynolds over whether to renew the contract. Reynolds requested a trade last year after disagreeing with the terms of an extended contract with Pittsburgh.
However, Pittsburgh succeeded in signing Reynolds to a multi-year contract, the largest in club history.
The Associated Press said, “The Pittsburgh club is showing a different move under the leadership of Ben Charrington.”
Cherrington, who led the Boston Red Sox to win the World Series in 2013, took over as Pittsburgh general manager in 2019.
In April of last year, general manager Cherrington made a big move by signing an 8-year, $70 million contract extension with infielder Kibrian Hayes. 스포츠토토
At the beginning of this year, they re-recruited Andrew McCutcheon, who became a free agent, and excited the fans.
McCutcheon was an outfielder who served as the team’s signature from 2009 to 2017, and was traded to the San Francisco Giants during the 2017 season.
At the time, Pittsburgh couldn’t afford to catch McCutcheon, who was about to qualify for free agency, so they put him up for sale, and fans criticized a lot for sending the team’s iconic figure.
Pittsburgh has also changed in terms of performance.
By the 25th, it has recorded 16 wins and 7 losses, and is in first place in the Central Division of the National League.