Tommy Edman (29), a Korean major leaguer, avoided adjusting his salary by agreeing to a salary contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, an original team in the U.S. Major League Baseball (MLB).
MLB.COM, the official website of the league, reported on the 23rd (Korea time), “St. Louis has agreed to a two-year contract with Edman. Edman will be in his sixth season in St. Louis.” The size of Edman’s contract has not been disclosed.
Edman, who was originally eligible for salary adjustment, was unable to narrow his differences in negotiations with St. Louis and was expected to head to a salary adjustment hearing scheduled from the end of this month to the middle of next month. 마카오카지노도메인
However, as the two sides reached an agreement ahead of the hearing, they did not go through the salary adjustment process.
“We are happy to announce that we have agreed to a new two-year contract with Edman,” John Mozeliak, president of St. Louis’ baseball operations, said on MLB.COM. “Edman’s basic play, athleticism and versatility are an important part of the team’s identity and a valuable asset.”
Born to Korean immigrant mother Kwak Kyung-ah and American father John Edman, Edman played for the Korean national baseball team in the 2023 World Baseball Classic held in March last year. Edman wore the national flag through the WBC regulations, which allowed him to choose between his parents’ homeland.
Edman, who made his big league debut in 2019 with St. Louis, batted .265 590 with 53 homers, 222 RBIs and 106 stolen bases in 596 games. Last season, he played 137 games with a batting average of .248 119 hits, 13 homers, 47 RBIs and 27 stolen bases.