The contract size of Japanese pitcher Yuki Matsui, who is about to sign with the Major League Baseball San Diego Padres, has been revealed.

Sports Hochi, a local Japanese media outlet, reported on the 21st

The total contract size of Matsui, who has reached a basic agreement with San Diego, is expected to be worth $21 million (about 27.3 billion won) over four years.” 먹튀검증사이트

He added, “Matsui was offered a three-year contract worth a total of $14 million (about 18.2 billion won) from the St. Louis Cardinals, but San Diego’s contract was bigger.”

Recently, Matsui passed the San Diego club’s medical test and is about to officially join.

Matsui, who joined the Rakuten Golden Eagles of the Japanese Professional Baseball League (NPB) in 2013, recorded a total of 25 wins, 46 losses, 236 saves, and an ERA of 2.40 in 501 games over 10 seasons.

Matsui, who changed his position to a closer in 2015, is currently called the closing pitcher representing NPB. In particular, he became the save king with 38 saves and 32 saves in the 2019 and 2022 seasons, respectively.

This year, he also appeared in 59 games and achieved excellent results with 2 wins, 3 losses, 39 saves, and an ERA of 1.57.

Additionally, he was selected to the Japan national team for the 2017 and 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC).

Matsui, who qualified as a free agent at the end of this season, continued negotiations with multiple MLB clubs

including his original team Rakuten, and among them, San Diego offered the best terms.

Meanwhile, in addition to Ha-seong Kim, San Diego has Asian players such as Japanese Yu Darvish.

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