Veteran right-hander Zack Greinke (40)’s contract with the Kansas City Royals has been ‘officially’ announced.
The Kansas City club officially announced on the 4th (Korean time) that it had signed a one-year contract with Greinke. However, according to the club’s policy, the terms of the deal were not disclosed, and pitcher Anthony Misiewicz was designated for transfer (DFA) to fill a vacancy in the 40-man roster. Prior to the official announcement, MLB.com, the official homepage of the Major League Baseball (MLB), said Greinke’s contract was for one year, and expected a contract size of 8 to 10 million dollars (9.8 billion to 12.3 billion won). Greinke’s annual salary last year was $13 million (16 billion won).
Greinke, who debuted in the big leagues in 2004, has an MLB career (19 years) of 223 wins, 141 losses, and an average ERA of 3.42. In 2009, he went 16-8 with a 2.16 earned run average and earned a spot in the American League (AL). He played for the Kansas City, Milwaukee Brewers, LA Angels, LA Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks and Houston Astros. 먹튀검증
Last year, he returned to Kansas City, his “parent team,” and won 4 wins (9 losses) in 26 games. Although his pitching was lower than in his prime, he was responsible for 137 innings with an earned run average (3.68) against 3 runs. After the season, attention was focused on his future, but his choice was Kansas City.
MLB.com finished the 2022 season with Greinke, who ranked 1st in starts (514 games), 1st in innings (3247 innings), 2nd in wins (223 wins) and 2nd in strikeouts (2882) among active pitchers. According to Baseball Reference, his total WAR (contribution to wins over replacements) was 76.4, ranking third among active players behind Mike Trout and Justin Verlander.