Houston signs Hader.
Major League Baseball’s official website MLB.com said on January 20 (Korea Standard Time) that the Houston Astros agreed to a contract with Josh Hader.
According to MLB.com , Houston signs Hader to a five-year, $95 million contract. There is still a physical examination process left, and the contract is expected to be officially announced after all the procedures are completed.
Left-hander Hader, born in 1994, is one of the best closing pitchers in the league. He pitched 388.2 innings in 349 games during seven seasons in the Major League since his debut in 2017, recording 165 saves and an ERA of 20 wins, 21 losses and 39 holds. Although he was a major slump in the 2022 season, he was named an All-Star five times and won the Trevor Hoffman Award, the National League’s best bullpen pitcher, three times.
The Houston Astros has a 108-save closing pitcher Ryan Pressley, but added Hader to reinforce the back door. Hader will be the closing pitcher, while Pressley will likely play the role of setup man along with Brian Abreu.
In fact, it is not the first time Hader has joined Houston. Having been drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 19th round of the 2012 rookie draft, Hader had a chance to play as a minor leaguer. In the summer of 2013, Baltimore recruited Bud Norris from Houston and gave up Hader, who played for the Houston Astros for two years. In the summer of 2015, he left Houston with Adrian Hauser, Brett Phillips, and Domingo Santana in the trade with Carlos Gomez and Mike Piers, and transferred the Houston Astros to Milwaukee. 라바카지노주소
With the deal, Hader will set a record for the highest contract ever for a bullpen pitcher based on his present value. The highest contract for a bullpen pitcher in the history of the Major League Baseball is a five-year, 102 million-dollar contract signed by the New York Mets with Edwin Diaz prior to last season. However, the contract includes a “defer (deferral of payment)” in the contract. When the discount rate for the amount of Dipper is applied, the total contract between Diaz and the Mets is about 93 million dollars. Hader’s contract without Dipper exceeds Diaz’s total amount.