The San Diego Padres have announced the news of a new offseason contract for the first time in a long time.
Jeff Bankruptcy, a U.S.-based left-hander, announced in a report that the San Diego Padres signed a five-year contract with Japanese left-hander Yuki Matsui for a total of 28 million U.S. dollars. This includes the right to opt out after the third and fourth seasons. What is more peculiar is whether Matsui is injured during the contract period. If he suffers a serious elbow injury during the contract period, San Diego has been found to be able to convert the five-year guaranteed 7 million-dollar contract into a club option rather than a player option.
Of course, this contract has not yet been officially announced at the club level. However, unless something significant happens, the main contract is expected to be announced in a day or two.
Matsui played in a total of 501 games in the Japanese pro baseball, and played 659 and 2/3 innings. The cumulative record is 25 wins, 46 losses, 76 holds, 236 saves, and an ERA of 2.40. He is also strong in ball power, as his strikeout rate per nine innings is 11.73. This year, he played 59 games, recording two wins, three losses, eight holds, 39 saves, and an ERA of 1.57.
With Matsui’s joining, the number of Asian players who will join the “major league Seoul opener” next season has increased. Ohtani and Yamamoto of the Los Angeles Dodgers will be able to join, and Matsui will be seen throwing in San Diego. If Kim Ha-sung is not traded during the offseason, he will be able to see as many as four Korean/Japanese players in 헤라카지노 Seoul.