Monday May 29, 2023

Japan re-export big leaguer Mycholas, another contract extension… STL 2 years, $40 million

 Pitcher Miles Mycholas (35), who returned to the major leagues with his Japanese professional baseball career as a stepping stone, signed another contract extension with the St. Louis Cardinals. 

The US’ESPN’ reported on the 25th (hereinafter Korean time) that St. Louis had extended a contract with Mycholas for 2 years and 40 million dollars until 2025. It is a condition of receiving an annual salary of $16 million each from 2024 to 2025, with an additional $3 million from the existing annual salary ($17 million) in 2023 with a down payment of $5 million. 

Mycholas signed a 4-year, $68 million extension with St. Louis in February 2019. This year was the last year of a 4-year contract, and he will continue to accompany St. Louis by winning an extension contract again. 

Michaelas was an ordinary pitcher before going to Japan. He made his major league debut with the San Diego Padres in 2012, but moved to the Texas Rangers in 2014. He went 4-6 with an ERA of 5.32 in 37 games (10 starts) for 3 years and did not show much results. 

He eventually moved to Japan in 2015. His baseball life changed completely after signing with the Yomiuri Giants for his annual salary of $700,000. In his first year, after playing in 21 games (145 innings) with an average ERA of 1.92 with 13 wins and 3 losses, he renewed his contract with Yomiuri for an annual salary of 240 million yen for 2 years. In 2016, due to a shoulder injury, he only had an average ERA of 2.45 with 4 wins and 2 losses in 14 games (91⅔ innings). 안전놀이터

After three years of limited performance in Japan, Michaels returned to the big leagues in December 2017 with a two-year, $15.5 million contract with St. Louis. In 2018, the first year of his return, he played 200⅔ innings in 32 games and went 18-4 with an ERA of 2.83, leading the National League in most wins. 

In 2020, the season was out due to an elbow injury, and in 2021, when he returned after rehabilitation, he only pitched in 9 games, but he managed to rebound last year. He played in 33 games (202⅓ innings) with a record of 12 wins and 13 losses with an earned run average of 3.29 and was selected as an All-Star for the second time in 4 years following 2018. 

He was recently selected for the US National Baseball Team. In the World Baseball Classic (WBC), he pitched in relief in both games against Canada and Cuba, contributing to the runner-up of the United States with 6 innings, 9 hits, 5 strikeouts, 1 run and an ERA of 1.50. He was also dropped as a starting pitcher for the opening game of the regular season against the Toronto Blue Jays at Busch Stadium on the 31st. It has been 4 years since 2019. /[email protected]


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