American Professional Baseball (MLB) ‘Cuban Missile’ Aroldis Chapman (35) will wear the Kansas City Royals uniform starting this year.
MLB.com reported on the 20th (Korean time) that Kansas City and Chapman had agreed to a one-year contract worth 3.75 million dollars (approximately 4.6 billion won).
Chapman, a Cuban-born bullpen pitcher, is famous for being a fireballer.
From 2012 to 2019, he earned more than 20 saves every year and 먹튀검증 served as the league’s best closer, and in 2021 he also made 30 saves for the Yankees.
Chapman’s 315 saves in 13 seasons is the 24th in MLB history and the third among active pitchers after Kenley Jansen and Craig Kimbrel.
Chapman, who was selected as an All-Star 7 times, was shining, but last year was the worst year, suffering from injuries and sluggishness.
In May of last year, he was put on the injured list (IL) due to a left Achilles tendon injury and a bacterial infection in the tattoo area in August, and in October, he was excluded from the postseason list because he did not participate in team training without permission.
MLB.com analyzed, “Last year’s nine saves were the lowest in a full season since 2011,” and “the average four-seam fastball speed and strikeout rate fell to a record low of 156.9 km/h and 26.9 percent.”
However, Kansas City, which was sluggish last season with a team ERA of 4.66 and an on-base percentage (WHIP) of 1.48, caught Chapman to reinforce the bullpen.