Korean-American Tommy Edman (29, St. Louis Cardinals) agreed to a multi-year contract to avoid salary adjustment.

MLB.COM, the official website of Major League Baseball (MLB), said on the 23rd (Korea time), “St. Louis signed a two-year contract with Edman to avoid potential confusion caused by salary adjustment.” According to MLB.COM, Edman confronted the club, which demanded $6.95 million (9.3 billion won) in 2024 annual salary and offered $6.5 million (8.7 billion won). Negotiations ran parallel because they failed to narrow the gap of $450,000 (600 million won), but they reached an agreement with a two-year contract.헤라카지노도메인

John Mozeliak, president of the baseball operation division, welcomed the contract, saying, “Edman’s strong basic skills, athletic ability, and versatility are valuable assets that are considered important parts of our team’s identity.”

Edman represented Korea at the World Baseball Classic last year. His mother is Kwak Kyung-ah, a Korean immigrant. WBC can play not only for himself, but also for national teams of parents and grandparents. “Edman is a player who received a Gold Glove (GG). As he plays in the U.S. with Kim Ha-sung (San Diego Padres), he is a Keystone duo. I plan to use him as a starting pitcher.” He performed poorly at the championship, but he left strong impression as a player who broke the pure blood principle in Korean baseball. His main position is second base, but he is a utility player who can play as an outfielder as well as shortstop and third baseman.

Edman, who was selected in the sixth round in the 2016 rookie draft, made his big league debut in 2019. He has a batting average of 0.265 (590 hits in 2,227 at-bats) with 53 homers, 106 stolen bases, and 222 RBIs in his five-year career. In 2021, he received a GG in the National League second baseman category. Last year, he played 137 games with a batting average of 0.248 (119 hits in 479 at-bats) with 13 homers and 47 RBIs. After the season, he has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his right wrist, and is improving his physical condition in time for the opening game. However, MLB.COM predicted that he will be restricted from participating in the spring camp.

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