Power hitter Darin Ruff (36), who played an active part in Korean professional baseball, took the third opportunity to make a fresh start after overcoming the pain of being released twice in American professional baseball this season.
Local media reported on the 16th (Korean time) that Ruff signed a one-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers for the lowest annual salary in the Major League Baseball (MLB).
After being released from the New York Mets on the 4th of last month, the beginning of the season, Ruff rejoined the San Francisco Giants, his “parent team.”
However, Ruff, who appeared in only 9 games in San Francisco and scored only 3 RBIs with a batting average of 0.261 without a home run, refused to go to the minor leagues on the 10th and declared a free agent (FA).
There was a risk of becoming ‘invincible’ who could not find a team, but Milwaukee reached out to Ruff.
According to the rules, Ruff receives $541,935 (about 720 million won) according to the calculation of the remaining days from the minimum annual salary of $720,000 in the major leagues this year.
Instead, San Francisco pays the remainder of the annual salary of $3 million contracted with Ruff this year and a penalty of $250,000.
The reason Milwaukee recruited Ruff, who was released from the Mets and San Francisco, is because they are having a hard time targeting left-handed pitchers.
Milwaukee’s OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) against left-handed pitchers is 0.618, the lowest among the 30 major league teams.메이저사이트
On the other hand, Rough showed a strong aspect with a career OPS against left pitchers of 0.886.
Ruff, who wears a Milwaukee uniform, is expected to start mainly when the opponent’s starting pitcher is left-handed this season.
While playing for the Samsung Lions in the 2017-2019 season, Ruff made a big success with a career batting average of 0.313, 86 homers, and 350 RBIs in three seasons.