Last year, Major League American League hitting king Luis Araez (26) won the annual salary adjustment.
The Major League Salary Adjustment Committee announced on the 3rd (Korean time) that it sided with Araez as a result of a salary adjustment hearing filed by the Miami Marlins club and Araes.
With this, Araez became the first case of winning the club in the Salary Adjustment Committee this offseason. Previously, the club won in Diego Castillo (Seattle Mariners)’s application for mediation.
Araez, who received an annual salary of 2.2 million dollars last year, requested an annual salary of 6.1 million dollars (approximately 7.5 billion won) this year, but Miami proposed an annual salary of 5 million dollars (approximately 6.13 billion won) and went into salary adjustment. 메이저놀이터
Araez, who made his major league debut in 2019, recorded a batting average of 0.316 with 8 home runs and 49 RBIs as a member of the Minnesota Twins last year. He climbed to the top of the American League in batting average and blocked the triple crown of home run and RBI king Aaron Judge (New York Yankees, 0.311).
However, Araez moved his team when Minnesota made a trade with Miami last month and adjusted his salary with Miami.
Araez, who played in 61 games as a first baseman, 34 games as a designated hitter and 31 games as a second baseman last year, is expected to play mainly as a second baseman in Miami this year.
Meanwhile, in this offseason, Choi Ji-man (32, Pittsburgh Pirates) also starts adjusting his salary and goes through the Salary Adjustment Committee. Choi Ji-man claimed an annual salary of 5.4 million dollars this year, while Pittsburgh offered 4.65 million dollars.