The Hanwha Eagles have re-signed foreign pitcher Felix Peña, 33.

Hanwha announced the re-signing of Peña on Sept. 9. The contract is worth up to $1.05 million, including a $200,000 signing bonus, $650,000 in salary, and $200,000 in incentives. Peña, who earned $850,000 this year, including a $100,000 signing bonus, $550,000 annual salary, and $200,000 in incentives, re-signed for a $200,000 increase.

Peña, who joined Hanwha as a substitute in June 2022 for a total of $500,000 ($100,000 signing bonus and $400,000 annual salary), will now be with the club for a third year. Peña is the fourth foreign player to play at least three seasons for Hanwha, joining outfielder Jay Davis, who played for seven years from 1999-2006 (excluding 2003), pitcher Denny Batista from 2011-2013, and outfielder Gerard Hoying from 2018-2020.

Starting in July of his first year in 2022, Peña earned his re-signing after posting a 5-4 record with a 3.72 ERA in 13 games (67⅔ innings).

In his second year, he had a successful full-time season. The team’s only non-starter, 카지노사이트킴 he pitched 177⅓ innings in 32 games, going 11-11 with a 3.60 ERA and 147 strikeouts. That ranks sixth in innings pitched, tied for ninth in wins, tied for sixth in strikeouts, and 14th in ERA.

Peña’s consistency in the starting rotation throughout the season has been a plus.

His 19 quality starts are good for sixth in the league. He has also had a positive impact on the team, getting along well with his teammates, teaching Dong-ju Moon, who was named Rookie of the Year and has emerged as a homegrown ace, how to use his changeup, and taking advice from Si-Hwan Jang to increase the percentage of his two-seam fastball.

Peña said, “I’m very happy to have signed the contract. I’m grateful to the Hanwha Eagles for giving me the opportunity to play in Korea once again,” said Peña. “I hope to prepare well in the offseason so that I can be healthy next season and help the team reach the postseason.”

Peña’s re-signing ceremony was also attended by new foreign hitter Jonathan Peraza, 25, who is also from the Dominican Republic. The switch-hitting outfielder, who posed for a photo with Peña after the meal, signed with Hanwha on March 19 for a total of $1 million, including a $200,000 signing bonus, $600,000 in salary, and a $200,000 option.

Peraza has no major league experience, but at 25 years old, he has been a steady progression in the minors. In 121 games for Triple-A Iowa of the Chicago Cubs organization this year, he batted .389 (131-for-461) with 23 home runs, 85 RBI, 100 runs scored, 76 walks, 119 strikeouts and 13 stolen bases for a .534 on-base percentage and .922 OPS.

At 5-foot-11, 175 pounds, he’s a small but solid middle-of-the-order hitter

With strong wrist strength and quick bat speed who produces line-drive power with good contact, good plate discipline, and long range. While his defense is a question mark, his hitting is a definite strength, and he’ll bring an enthusiastic style of play to the team. The re-signing of Peña, a fellow Dominican Republic native, will help the team acclimate to the team and the league.

With the signing of Peraza and the re-signing of Peña, Hanwha now only needs to fill one foreign pitching spot. Left-hander Ricardo Sanchez, who came in as a replacement this year, has been placed on the disabled list but is unlikely to be re-signed. Sanchez didn’t do too badly, going 7-8 with a 3.79 ERA in 24 games (126 innings), 카지노사이트 순위 but he was targeted for monotonous pitches towards the end of the season. Hanwha is looking for a new number one starter to replace Sanchez.

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