23 January 2024

I almost fought with the club because of 600 million won in annual salary… WBC Korea No. 1 hitter found an agreement, announced a two-year contract with STL-Edman

By pestfood.com

Tommy Edman (29), a Korean utility player who played the first hitter for the Korean national team at the World Baseball Classic last year, finally reached an agreement with the St. Louis club.

The St. Louis Cardinals announced on the 23rd (Korea Standard Time) that they signed a two-year contract with Tommy Edman, who plays as an infielder and an outfielder, to avoid salary adjustment.

Edman, who received $4.2 million (about 5.6 billion won) in annual salary last year, demanded $6.95 million (about 9.3 billion won) from the St. Louis club this season, but the two sides failed to reach an agreement and ran parallel, sticking to $6.5 million (about 8.7 billion won). The two sides could have applied for a salary adjustment due to the difference of 450,000 dollars, but they managed to reach an agreement with a two-year contract in the end. The St. Louis club only announced that it had agreed to a two-year contract with Edman, but did not disclose the amount.

“I’m happy to announce that we have agreed to a two-year contract with Edman,” St. Louis President John Mozeliak said. “Edman is a player with outstanding basic skills, athletic sense and versatility. It is an important part of our team’s identity and a valuable asset,” expressing joy at the agreement with Edman.

Edman is a utility player who can play various positions and is highly trusted by his club as well. St. Louis manager Oliver Marmol has already said that Edman will play center field in the 2024 season.

Edman, a switch-hitter, showed off his versatility last year by starting 41 games as a shortstop, 34 games as a second baseman, 30 games as a center fielder and 4 games as a right fielder, and played 137 games with a batting average of .248, an on-base percentage of .307, a slugging percentage of .399 and an OPS of .705, with 13 homers and 47 RBIs and 27 stolen bases.

Edman has played only for St. Louis so far. Edman, who graduated from Stanford and was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the sixth round of the 2016 MLB Rookie Draft, made his dream major league debut against the Chicago Cubs on June 9, 2019.

Edman, who appeared in 92 games from his first season and played like Altoran with a .304 batting average, .350 on-base percentage, .500 slugging percentage, OPS.850 with 11 home runs, 36 RBIs and 15 steals, left him with a .250 batting average, .317 on-base percentage, .368 slugging percentage, and two stolen bases in 55 games in 2020, which was a shortened season. In 2021, he played in 159 games, leaving 11 home runs, 56 RBIs and 30 stolen bases with a .262 batting average, .308 on-base percentage, a .387 slugging percentage, and OPS.695, while winning the Gold Glove in the National League’s second baseman category with his outstanding defense.

Edman also appeared in 153 games in 2022, breaking the record for most stolen bases in a single season with a batting average of .265, an on-base percentage of .324, a slugging percentage of .400, and an OPS of .725, with 13 homers and 57 RBIs and 32 steals. Edman, who has played in 596 games in his career so far last year, has a batting average of .265, an on-base percentage of .319, a slugging percentage of .408, an OPS of .726, with 53 homers and 222 RBIs and 106 stolen bases. 월카지노주소

Edman has recorded a total of 590 hits so far. Jose Ramirez (628), Francisco Lindor (606) and Brian Reynolds (604) are the only switch heaters that have hit more than Edman during this period. In addition, Edman has recorded more than 100 hits every year during the past three seasons, and he has achieved only seven hits in the league.