“He’s a gamer, WINNER” SD leader highly praised by Cronenworth
The San Diego Padres have signed infielder Jake Cronenworth (29) to a long-term contract. General manager AJ Preller praised him.
The Padres announced a seven-year contract with Cronenworth ahead of a home game against the Colorado Rockies on the 2nd (Korean time). Local media such as ‘ESPN’ revealed the size of the contract for 7 years and 80 million dollars (104.8 billion won). 토토사이트
General manager Preller praised Cronenworth at a press conference following the announcement of his contract. He said, “He loves baseball, and he is a player who would be second to none when it comes to sincerity. He works hard to show his best every day, and every offseason he tries to get better. He is a player who is not satisfied with his current form and tries to prove and grow,” stressing that he deserves this contract.
Cronenworth, who transferred by trade from the Tampa Bay Rays in December 2019, debuted in the big leagues at the age of 26 in 2020 and recorded a batting average of 0.256, on-base percentage, 0.338 slugging percentage, 0.430, 42 homers and 179 RBIs in 365 games over four years as the team’s main infielder. settled down He is a player who has the advantage of being able to play various positions such as shortstop, second baseman, and first baseman.
Preller said, “He is a player who can have an impact on both sides of the offense and defense. He’s strong in clutch situations. He is a gamer, winner,” he praised Cronenworth once again.
According to him, the two sides have been discussing contract extensions for the past month and reached an agreement a little past midnight on the opening day. And on the third day of the opening, we were able to make an official announcement.
With this contract, San Diego is able to tie a large number of key players to long-term contracts. Fernando Tatis Jr. until 2034, Manny Machado and Xander Bogatz until 2033, Darvish Yu until 2028, Joe Musgrove until 2027, and Robert Suarez until 2027.
“If you ask me if I could have imagined a scene like this two or three years ago, I would probably say no,” Cronenworth said. can not believe it. To be able to call San Diego my home for the next eight years is truly special,” he said.
He continued, “I couldn’t ask for a better group to be with for a long time,” he said about spending a long time with good players.
Coach Bob Melvin welcomed San Diego’s signing of another key player on a long-term contract, saying, “Good teams have good central players.” “He’s been an All-Star the past two years. He’s trying to show himself a better side of himself. He highly praised Kronenworth, saying, “He is a player for the team regardless of position.