Veteran giant Nelson Cruz has signed a one-year contract with the San Diego Padres.
Cruz is a slugger who hit 459 home runs in 18 seasons. Even in the 2021 season, he showed off his longevity by drawing 32 arches.
He only hit 10 home runs for the Washington Nationals last season. His batting average also dropped to 2.3.
He claims he couldn’t bat properly because of an eye infection, but given his age of 42, it could be seen as senility.
Cruz was paid $15 million last season. But in San Diego, it plummeted to $1 million. San Diego slashed his salary due to age and injury concerns. $1 million is just over $700,000 in the major league minimum wage.
Ryu Hyun-jin earns an annual salary of $20 million in Toronto. His contract ends this year.
It is highly likely that he will be on the free agent market after the season. 메이저놀이터
He turns 36 in March. He will be 37 next year.
He is old and has a high potential for injury, so it is unlikely that clubs will treat him generously.
He can earn a reasonable annual salary only when he throws his best in the second half of this season and proves he is healthy.