SD’s endless reinforcement ML may reach up to four years of recruiting 73 career wins veterans.
The San Diego Padres, who were aiming to further reinforce the starting rotation, recruited veteran pitcher Michael Waka.
On the 15th (Korea Standard Time), ‘MLB.com’ reported the news of Michael Waka’s FA (free agent) contract with the San Diego Padres. The specific size of the contract has not been disclosed, but ‘MLB.com’ quoted sources and explained, “It can reach up to four-year contracts.”
San Diego recently formed a “one-two punch” with Joe Musgrove, signing a six-year, $108 million (about 137.6 billion won) extension with “Ace” Darvish Yu, and has a solid starting lineup leading to Blake Snell, Nick Martinez and Seth Lugo. But San Diego was not complacent.
San Diego showed interest in Cole Hamels, who has 163 wins in Major League Baseball, and Michael Waka, who has 73 wins, even with a five-man starting rotation. On the 14th, the San Diego Union-Tribune said, “San Diego has contacted the Hamels and Waka,” adding, “We think of Waka as a more realistic option than the Hamels.” “I think we need another pitcher who can throw a lot of innings in San Diego,” he said.
The contract was signed a day after news broke that San Diego was interested in reinforcing the starting lineup. San Diego showed an impressive performance through open training, but he joined hands with Waka, who has consistently played the Major League starting rotation than the Hammers, who has a gap of about three years 토토사이트
Waka entered his professional career in 2012 after being nominated by the St. Louis Cardinals as 19th overall in the first round of the rookie draft. After playing in the big leagues with the St. Louis in 2013, he played for the New York Mets, the Tampa Bay Rays, and the Boston Red Sox, playing 225 games (204 starts) in 10 major league seasons, recording 74 wins, 50 losses, and a 4.05 ERA.
Waka, who played 17 wins, 7 losses, and a 3.18 ERA in 2015 for St. Louis and 12 wins, 9 losses, and a 4.13 ERA in 30 games in 2017, scored 11 wins, 2 losses, and a 3.32 ERA in 23 games in the 2022 season last year.
“San Diego started spring camp with a five-man rotation, but there were six,” MLB.com said. “Waka’s recruitment reduced the burden on Seth Lugo and Nick Martinez.”