Reporter Yoon-Jun Ko = Craig Kimbrel, the best finisher in his career, will make a fresh start with the Philadelphia Phillies, the 6th team in his career.
Philadelphia announced on its official website on the 5th (Korean time) that it had signed a 1-year, 10 million contract with Kimbrel. 토토
Philadelphia, which had a season that exceeded expectations by reaching the World Series last year, is in a situation where there is no clear finish. Corey Knable’s 12 saves was the most on the team. In the postseason, Zach Eflin (now the Tampa Bay Rays) took over for a while.
Kimbrel, who made his debut with the Atlanta Braves in 2010, built an outstanding career with the Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres and Chicago White Sox.
Kimbrel recorded a career record of 41 wins, 36 losses, 2.31 ERA, 394 saves and 1098 strikeouts. His 394 saves are seventh all-time in the majors, and first among active players. He also saved just six saves to reach the 400-save mark.
His award-winning career is also splendid. Starting with the Rookie of the Year award in 2011, he won the Trevor Hoffman Award and the Mariano Rivera Award, and along with 8 All-Stars, he also harvested a championship ring in Boston in 2018.
Last year, wearing a Dodgers uniform, he recorded 6 wins, 7 losses, an ERA of 3.75, 22 saves, 2 holds, and 72 strikeouts, but he showed an uneasy appearance. As a result, manager Dave Roberts even removed him from the postseason roster.
Kimbrel, who has now joined Philadelphia, is expected to fill the role of a winning team alongside Serantoni Dominguez and Jose Alvarado.