Right-handed bullpen pitcher Hector Neris (35) will wear the Chicago Cubs uniform.

Citing sports channel ESPN, MLB.COM, the official website of Major League Baseball (MLB), said on the 28th (Korea time), “Neris agreed to a one-year, $9 million (12 billion won) contract with the Cubs that includes options in 2025. The $9 million team option will be changed to a player option if Neris plays at least 60 games in the 2024 season. Neris is a “bulpen yardstick” who has played more than 70 games for three consecutive years since 2021.월카지노

Initially, Neris was strongly expected to go to the New York Yankees. On the 26th, John Hayman of the New York Post said, “The Yankees are one of the teams known to bid for Blake Snell (the starting pitcher), but we are currently focusing on the bullpen due to the conflicting positions between the two sides,” mentioning Neris’ name as one of the five candidates for recruitment (Wandy Peralta, Keenan Middleton, Ryan Brazier, and Phil Maiton). Earlier, MLB.COM reported that the Yankees are the frontrunners in the Neris recruitment race. However, the Cubs decided to strengthen the bullpen and finally made a deal.

Neris was a big pitcher for the bullpen, which remained in the free agent market. Born in the Dominican Republic, Neris is a professional pitcher who has played in all 546 games in his 10-year MLB career. His overall record is 33 wins, 36 losses, 111 holds, 89 saves, and an ERA of 3.24. He has 11.2 strikeouts per nine innings (3.3 walks per nine innings), which is remarkable. When he played for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2017 and 2019, he recorded 26 saves and 28 saves, respectively.

After moving to the Houston Astros in December 2021, he helped the team win the 2022 World Series by banking on bullpen pitcher Ryan Pressley’s support. Last year, he pitched in 71 games with the Houston Astros, recording 6 wins, 3 losses, 31 holds, two saves, and an ERA of 1.71 (68 1/3 innings). After the season, he was released as an FA, and has been on the list of teams including the Texas Rangers and Yankees to recruit him.

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