18 December 2023

WS runner-up member Gurriel to remain in Arizona, agrees to a three-year, 42m contract

By pestfood.com

Gurriel stays in Arizona.

Major League Baseball’s official website MLB.com said on December 18 (Korea Standard Time) that the Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to a contract with outfielder Rudes Gurriel Jr.

According to MLB.com , Arizona agreed to a three-year, $42 million contract with Gurriel. There is a $14 million club option for the fourth season and a contract that allows him to declare an opt-out after two seasons. Gurriel, who became a free agent after spending the 2023 season in Arizona, will remain in Arizona. 월카지노

Born in Cuba in 1993, Gurriel made his big league debut with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2018. The younger brother of Cuban baseball legend Yulieschi Gurriel, Gurriel played in 468 games in five seasons with Toronto, posting .285/.329/.468 68 home runs, 254 RBIs and 14 stolen bases. Although he had weaknesses in defense, he certainly exceeded the league average in terms of offense.

However, Toronto, which tried to strengthen its power ahead of the 2023 season, traded Gurriel. It lost Gurriel and catcher Gabriel Moreno, a top prospect, to Arizona to buy utility player Dalton Basho. Gurriel, who recorded .291/.343/.400 five homers and 52 RBIs in 121 games for Toronto in the 2022 season, played a key role in Arizona’s offense this year with 145 games of .261/.309/.463 24 homers and 82 RBIs, and contributed greatly to Arizona’s second place in the World Series by playing in the postseason.

Arizona acquired left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez from the FA market and Eugenio Suarez from the trade market. And he stayed Gurriel and strengthened his power. Arizona is expected to open the 2024 season with the best payroll in team history.