Yankees agree to six-year, $162 million contract with free agent left-hander Rodon

The Major League Baseball (MLB) New York Yankees have successfully recruited free agent (FA) left-handed pitcher Carlos Rodon (30).

Local media such as ESPN and MLB.com reported on the 16th (Korean time) that the Yankees had agreed to a six-year, $162 million contract with Rodon.

With this, the Yankees succeeded in strengthening the mound by recruiting Rodon, the largest pitcher remaining in the free agent market.

After the season last year, Rodon signed a two-year, $44 million contract with the San Francisco Giants, and after the 2022 season, he added an opt-out clause (a contract to terminate the contract and obtain free agent qualification again).

Rodon played in 31 games this year, recorded the most wins (14 wins) and the most strikeouts (237) in an individual season, and played an active part with an ERA of 2.88. With this booty at the fore, he exercised the right to opt out after the season, came back to the free agent market, and eventually hit the jackpot.

The $162 million that Rodon receives is the second most expensive of all Yankees pitchers after Gerrit Cole, who signed a 9-year, $324 million (approximately 424.4 billion won) contract.

MLB.com predicted that Rodon will play an active role as the 2nd starter and the 1st starter call and one-two punch. 메이저놀이터

The Yankees spent a lot of money in this Stove League and signed two free agents. Previously, Aaron Judge, who won the American League Most Valuable Player award with 62 arches this year, was captured for 9 years and 360 million dollars (approximately 427 billion won).