Veteran pitcher Zack Greinke (39), who won the Cy Young Award in Major League Baseball (MLB), has agreed to a one-year renewal contract with his parent team, the Kansas City Royals. Given that his pitch has been deteriorating lately, Kansas City is likely to be his last team.
MLB.com said on the 31st (Korean time) that Greinke has agreed to a one-year renewal contract with Kansas City. This season’s annual salary is between 8 million and 10 million dollars, and incentives are paid according to performance. Graykey will turn 40 in October. 스포츠토토
Greinke, who made his debut in Kansas City in 2004 at the age of 20, recorded 16-8 and an average ERA of 2.16 in 2009, winning the Cy Young Award and becoming one of the top MLB pitchers. Afterwards, Greinke, who played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Houston Astros, returned last winter after signing a one-year free agent contract with Kansas City for $13 million.
However, in Kansas City in the 2022 season, he started in 26 games and went 4-9 with an ERA of 3.68.
Greinke, who recorded 223 wins, 141 wins and an average ERA of 3.42 in 19 seasons, was selected as an All-Star six times and also received a Gold Glove six times. Among active pitchers in the major leagues, he ranks first in starts (514) and innings pitched (3,247), second in wins behind Justin Verlander (New York Mets), and third in strikeouts with 2,882.
In addition, according to Baseball Reference, a statistics company, Greinke recorded a win-to-win ratio (WAR) of 76.4, ranking third after Mike Trout (Los Angeles Angels) and Verlander.
Greinke is often referred to as a ‘geek pitcher’ because of his usual protruding behavior, but his current achievements alone are highly likely to join the Hall of Fame after his retirement.