Correspondent Moon Dae-hyun = Major League Baseball (MLB) Minnesota Twins are about to sign a multi-year contract with right-handed starting resource Pablo Lopez (27).
ESPN reported on the 18th (Korean time) 메이저사이트that Minnesota had agreed to a 4-year contract with Lopez for $73.5 million (approximately KRW 97 billion).
Lopez, whose annual salary this year is $5.45 million (approximately 7.2 billion won), was scheduled to become a free agent (FA) after the 2024 season, but with this contract, he will play for Minnesota until the 2027 season.
A native of Venezuela, Lopez made his big league debut in 2018 with the Miami Marlins. He recorded 28 wins, 31 losses, and an ERA of 3.94 in 94 games over five seasons until last year.
In January of this year, he wore a Minnesota uniform through a trade.
Minnesota, which tried to strengthen its selection, sent Lopez, Byron Courio (18), and Jose Salas (20) instead of sending Luis Araez (26), who won the American League (AL) batting title last year, to Miami.
Lopez has started 4 games this season and is doing his part with 1 win, 1 loss, 1.73 ERA and 33 strikeouts.
Currently, Minnesota is leading the AL Central Division (10-6) thanks to Lopez’s performance.