The choice of veteran right-handed pitcher Zack Greinke (40) was the ‘family team’.
ESPN, an American sports channel, reported on the 31st (Korean time) that Greinke agreed to play for Kansas City in the 2023 season. MLB.com, the official homepage of the Major League Baseball (MLB), said Greinke’s contract was for one year, and expected a contract size of 8 to 10 million dollars (9.8 billion to 12.3 billion won). Greinke’s annual salary last year was $13 million (16 billion won). 메이저사이트
To Greinke, Kansas City is a ‘family team’. He was selected 6th overall in the 1st round in the 2002 draft, made his big league debut in 2004, and played for Kansas City until 2010. In 2009, he went 16-8 with a 2.16 earned run average, earning a spot in the American League. After being traded to the Milwaukee Brewers in December 2010, he went through the Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks and Houston Astros. Last season, he returned to Kansas City and went 4-9 with a 3.68 ERA in 26 games. Although his pitch was not as good as before, he was skillfully responsible for 137 innings.
Greinke’s career (19 years) in the big leagues is 223 wins, 141 losses, and an average ERA of 3.42. MLB.com ended the 2022 season with ‘1st place in starting pitching (514 games), 1st place in innings (3247 innings), 2nd place in many wins (223 wins), and 2nd place in strikeouts (2882) among active pitchers. According to Baseball Reference, his total WAR (contribution to wins over replacements) was 76.4, ranking third among active players behind Mike Trout and Justin Verlander. After last season, he was released as a free agent (FA) and a question mark was put on his future, but his choice was Kansas City.