2009 Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke will remain with the Kansas City Royals on a one-year contract.
‘MLB.com’ reported on the 31st (Korean time), “Zack Greinke has agreed to a one-year contract with the Kansas City Royals.” An official announcement from the club has yet to be made. The size of the contract is 8 to 10 million dollars (about 9.8 billion to 12.3 billion won) per year.
Greinke entered the professional stage after being selected by Kansas City with the 6th overall pick in the first round of the 2002 draft. Greinke started his career in Kansas City, then played for the Milwaukee Brewers, LA Angels, LA Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks and Houston Astros before returning to Kansas City to continue his career.
Greinke started to stand out by recording 8-11 with an average ERA of 3.97 in 24 games in the first season of his major league debut in 2004. And the following year, in 33 games, he played an active role with an average ERA of 2.16 with 16 wins and 8 losses, and even obtained a video between the first days of his life.
Greinke was selected as an All-Star 6 times (2009, 2014, 2015, 2017-2019), Gold Glove 6 times (2014-2019), Silver Slugger 2 times (2013, 2019), and won 556 games (2013, 2019) in 19 major league seasons. 514 starts) and is recording 223 wins and 141 losses with an ERA of 3.42. Among the active players, it is impossible to find a pitcher who has played more innings than Greinke and has started.
The most notable season was 2015. Greinke played 32 games (222⅔innings) for the Los Angeles Dodgers and had a career-high season with a 1.66 ERA of 19 wins and 3 losses, and from 2008 to last year, Greinke also harvested double-digit wins for 13 consecutive years. However, his aging has spurred him away from the prowess of his prime.
Greinke went 4-9 with a 3.68 ERA in 26 games last season, but his detailed indicators dropped noticeably. His fastball velocity was the lowest in the major leagues, and his strikeout rate was also very low at 12.%. However, the only consolation was that he tied for 12th with a walk rate of 4.6% among 140 pitchers who pitched more than 100 innings. 메이저놀이터
Greinke, who broke the record of 10 wins for 13 consecutive years due to poor performance last year, will enter his 40s at the end of the 2023 season. Now, the time to consider his life after active service is approaching. It remains to be seen if Greinke, who has a brilliant career, will be able to rebound again and continue his career even after his one-year contract with Kansas City ends.