MLB Houston signs a 5-year contract extension with playoff ace Javier for 81.3 billion won

The Houston Astros, the defending champions of the American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB), signed an early contract extension with Christian Javier (25), who pitched brilliantly in ‘Autumn Baseball’.

On the 13th (hereafter Korean time), local media reported that Houston signed a 5-year extension contract with right-hander Javier for $64 million (approximately 81.3 billion won).

Javier, who was born in the Dominican Republic and signed with Houston for only $10,000 in 2015, made his big league debut in the 2020 season and went 20-12 with a 3.05 ERA over the next three years.

Javier, who spent his first two seasons out of the bullpen, started last year as a reliever, but after making the start in late April, he went 11-9 with a 2.54 earned run average and fared better.

In particular, Javier’s true value shone in the postseason.

Javier started against New York Yankees ace Gerrit Cole in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series last year, but allowed only one hit and three walks in 5⅓ innings, striking out five and leading to a 5-0 win. 메이저놀이터

In addition, Javier, who started again in Game 4 of the World Series against the Philadelphia Phillies, gave up only two walks and struck out nine, pitching perfectly with no hits and no runs until the sixth inning.

After Javier, Brian Abreu, Rafael Montero, and Ryan Presley threw one inning each, and also blocked it with no hits and no runs, writing a ‘joint no-hitter’ with 5-0.

Javier pitched 12⅔ innings in three postseason games last year, recording two wins, undefeated, and an average ERA of 0.71.

His career postseason record was 4 wins and 1 loss and an average ERA of 2.20 in 32⅔ innings in 14 games, showing a particularly strong aspect in big games and receiving high praise from Houston.

“We are very happy to sign Javier to a multi-year contract,” said Houston general manager Dana Brown, who signed Javier to his first major contract since taking office last month. Evaluated.

Meanwhile, Javier is scheduled to participate as the Dominican national team in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) to be held in March.

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