Tampa Bay signs a 4-year contract with Transformation Springs for 38.3 billion won

The Tampa Bay Rays, an emerging powerhouse of the American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB), secured Jeffrey Springs (31), who was reborn as a starting pitcher last year, with a multi-year contract.

Tampa Bay announced on the 26th (Korean time) that it had signed a four-year contract with Springs, a left-handed pitcher, for $31 million (approximately 38.3 billion won).

Springs will earn $4 million this season and $5.25 million next year. 안전놀이터

Salary increases to $10.5 million each in 2025 and 2026.

In 2027, the Tampa Bay club has an option to renew the contract for one year at $ 15 million, but if Springs is sent out, it will pay a penalty of $ 750,000.

Springs, who will also receive incentives based on pitching innings and Cy Young Award voting results, can receive up to $65.75 million (about 81 billion won) if he remains in Tampa Bay until the 2017 season.

Springs, who made his big league debut with the Texas Rangers in 2018, was traded to the Boston Red Sox in 2020 and then to Tampa Bay in the 2021 season.

Springs, who pitched as a bullpen pitcher until the 2021 season, gained new attention in May of last year when he transformed into a starting pitcher according to team circumstances.

Springs, who pitched in 33 games, including 25 starts last season, recorded 9-5 and an average ERA of 2.46, quickly emerging as a key pitcher on the team mound.

Springs, who pitched 135⅓ innings, his personal best, struck out 144 and allowed only 31 walks.

Tampa Bay pushed for a multi-year contract early as Springs obtained free agent (FA) qualifications after the 2024 season, but performed an ace-class performance as a starting pitcher

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