I gave second base to Kim Ha-seong… Seven-year, $80 million long-term contract “very special”

San Diego Padres’ two-time All-Star infielder Jake Cronenworth (29) has received a seven-year long-term contract. 토토사이트

San Diego announced a 7-year contract extension with Cronenworth on the 2nd (hereinafter Korean time). According to ‘MLB.com’, it is a contract from 2024 to 2030 with a total value of $80 million. ‘The Athletic’ said that it included the right to veto trades with eight clubs.

Right-handed left-handed infielder Cronenworth was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the seventh round, 208th overall, in the last 2015 draft, but his major league debut came in 2020 with San Diego. In December 2019, when San Diego sent giant outfielder Hunter Renfro (LA Angels), the player he received along with Tommy Pam was Cronenworth.

He has been active as the main second baseman since the first year of his transfer in 2020, and was ranked second in the National League (NL) Rookie of the Year award. Cronenworth, who was selected as an All-Star for the second consecutive year in 2021-2022, completed verification with a batting average of 2.5, 6 runs, 340 hits, 42 home runs, 179 RBIs, and an OPS of .770 in 364 games in the first three years of his debut. Accordingly, San Diego gave Cronenworth a seven-year contract extension as soon as his fourth season began.

In addition to the main position second base, Cronenworth covered several positions in the infield, including shortstop and first baseman. Ha-seong Kim moved to second base this season as free agent shortstop Xander Bogarts joined last winter, and Cronenworth moved to first base as well.

MLB.com said, ‘As Bogarts joined, Kim Ha-seong moved to second base, and Cronenworth is currently playing as first baseman. He has the ability to play all four infield positions well. He was also a Gold Glove finalist at second base last year. His adaptability and versatility are one of the reasons San Diego agreed to a long-term contract,’ he explained.

Cronenworth, who held a press conference ahead of the match against the Colorado Rockies on the 2nd, said, “Two or three years ago, when I was young, I didn’t know how to sit here and talk about extending the contract. I can’t believe I’m here right now It’s very special to call San Diego home for the next eight years. There’s no better team. It’s a very special organization, and it’s special men. I think it will be a pleasant trip.”

“It takes a lot of great players to win games,” San Diego general manager AJ Preller said. Cronenworth is a great player and will bring variety to Bob Melvin. He revealed the reason for signing a long-term contract with Cronenworth, saying, “He is a winning player who is strong against chances.”

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