The San Diego Padres welcomed a new member with the start of spring camp. By recruiting free agent starting pitcher Michael Waka, the starting rotation, which had been considered a weakness, was strengthened. 카지노
MLB.com reported on the 15th (Korean time), “According to sources, San Diego has agreed to a contract with veteran right-handed pitcher Waka.” The physical examination has not yet been completed. While details of the contract have not yet been released, MLB.com added, “The structure is complex. It is known that Waka has an opt-out right.”
Waka made his major league debut in 2013 with the St. Louis Cardinals. In 15 games in his first season, he showed potential with 4 wins and 1 loss with an earned run average of 2.78. In the championship series, he was selected as the series MVP with two consecutive scoreless pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
However, in his late 20s, the climax of shoulder pain came. Waka moved to Boston last year after playing for the New York Mets and the Tampa Bay Rays. Boston was the land of opportunity for him. With 11 wins and 2 losses, it won double-digit wins for the first time in 5 years since 2017, and the average score was 3.32, entering the 3-point range for the first time since 2018.
MLB.com explained, “The rebound in Boston made Waka a clear candidate to strengthen the San Diego rotation. Until the deal with San Diego, Waka was the largest remaining starter in the free agent market.”
The Athletic said, “In the long term, San Diego’s rotation prospects are brighter than a month ago. Darvish Yu and Joe Musgrove will lead the team for the next several years. can start,” he said.
In San Diego, Darvish, Musgrove and Blake Snell form the ‘Top 3’. Nick Martinez and Seth Lugo back up. Coach Bob Melvin did not stop here and revealed his intention to run the early season with a six-starter system. Waka is the final piece of the plan.