The Cleveland Guardians have signed a contract extension with All-Star second baseman Andres Jimenez.
On the 29th (Korean time), Mark Fiinsand of the US’MLB.com said, “A source said that Jimenez is close to concluding a contract extension with Cleveland.” 100 million won). For the 2030 season, there is a club option of $23 million (approximately 29.8 billion won).”
Jimenez made his major league debut in July 2020 with the New York Mets. He appeared in 49 games and had 31 hits, 3 home runs, 12 RBIs, and 22 runs scored for a 0.263 OPS of 0.731. After that, he was traded to Cleveland. He had 41 hits, 5 homers, 16 RBIs, 23 runs scored and a .218 OPS of .633 in 68 games last season.
Jimenez performed at his best last season. He appeared in 146 games with 146 hits, 17 home runs, 69 RBIs, and 66 runs batted in for a .297 OPS of .837. He showed a strong appearance in the clutch situation. With runners in scoring position after two outs, he posted a batting average of 0.387 and an OPS of 1.205. 메이저놀이터
Jimenez played in the All-Star Game for the first time last season and won the American League Gold Glove for second baseman with good defense at second base. He finished sixth in American League MVP voting.
Cleveland tried to get Jimenez and signed him to the second-largest contract in club history. This is the second time after Jose Ramirez, who signed last year for 7 years and 124 million dollars (approximately 160.9 billion won).
Cleveland is also facing a contract extension with right-handed reliever Trevor Stephens. ‘MLB.com’ said, “Cleveland reached an agreement with Stepan. The size of Stepan’s contract is currently unknown.”
Meanwhile, Cleveland will face off against the Seattle Mariners in the 2023 Major League Opening Day at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington, USA on the 31st (Korean time).