Veteran starting pitcher Zack Greinke (40) has signed a contract with the Kansas City Royals.
MLB.com, the official major league media, said on the 31st (Korean time), “According to sources, Kansas City has agreed to a one-year renewal contract with veteran right-hander Greinke. The club has yet to make an official announcement and is undergoing medical testing. Reporter Mark Feinsand said the contract size was expected to be between 8 million and 10 million dollars (approximately 9.8 billion to 12.3 billion won), and there are incentives based on performance.”
Greinke is a veteran ace who recorded 223 wins, 141 losses and an ERA of 3.42 in 556 major league games (3247 innings). He won the American League Cy Young Award in 2009. Greinke, who played in Kansas City, Milwaukee, Angels, Dodgers, Arizona, and Houston, returned to his former team, Kansas City, last year. 토토사이트
Greinke, who is not young, showed off his skills last season, recording 4 wins, 9 losses, and an earned run average of 3.68 in 26 games (137 innings). MLB.com said, “Greinke, who turns 40 this October, is on the verge of his 20th major league season since making his Kansas City debut in 2004 at the age of 20. He’s built a career that will eventually get him into the Hall of Fame,” explained Greinke’s good career.
However, even Greinke could not avoid deterioration with age. MLB.com said, “Of course, Greinke is no longer the dominant pitcher of the past. Last year, he ranked in the bottom 4% of major league pitchers in terms of fastball velocity (just over 89 mph). Among the 140 pitchers who logged 100 or more innings, no pitcher had a lower strikeout rate (12.5%) than Greinke. Instead, he also had the 12th lowest walk rate (4.6%).”