Gurriel Jr. agrees to three-year contract with Arizona
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (30) is expected to remain with the Arizona Diamondbacks of the Major League Baseball (MLB).
Local American media such as the Associated Press and the New York Post reported on the 18th (Korean time), “Free agent (FA) outfielder Gurriel Jr. signed a three-year, $42 million (approximately 54.7 billion won) free agent contract with Arizona.” “The club has not made an official announcement,” he said.
Gurriel Jr. has an opt-out clause that allows him to declare free agency again after two years, and Arizona has a clause in the contract that allows him to sign a one-year extension for $14 million at the club’s discretion after the end of his three-year contract. It is known that
If you pass the physical examination, the contract is concluded.
Cuban-born Gurriel Jr. defected to Haiti in February 2016, and signed a seven-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays for a total of $22 million in November of that year.
Gurriel Jr., who entered the big league in 2018, was traded to Arizona in December 2022.
He is also familiar to Korean fans as he played as a teammate with Ryu Hyun-jin in Toronto for three seasons from 2020 to 2022.
Gurriel Jr. posted a batting average of 0.261, 24 home runs, 82 RBI, and OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.772 in Arizona this year, and was selected as an All-Star for the first time.He also toured the World Series stage with his Arizona teammates.
Gurriel Jr.’s older brother Yulieski Gurriel (39), who defected with Gurriel Jr. and played for the Houston Astros and Miami Marlins, also qualified as a free agent and is looking for a new team.
First, I heard the news of my younger brother’s agreement to join the team. 19가이드03