Aroldis Chapman, who once shocked the major leagues by throwing a fast ball over 100 miles (about 161 km), finally found a destination.
‘MLB.com’ reported the news of Aroldis Chapman’s contract with the Kansas City Royals on the 20th (Korean time). The size of Chapman’s contract is $3.75 million (about 4.6 billion won) for one year and includes incentives, but details are not known.
Chapman made his debut with the Cincinnati Reds in 2010 and was selected as an All-Star 7 times (2012-2015, 2019, 2021) and won the World Series once (2016) over 13 major league seasons with the Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees. In the mound, he is recording 44 wins, 35 losses, 315 saves, and an average ERA of 2.48.
After a stellar career, Chapman had his worst season last year. Chapman pitched in 43 games last year and went 4-4 with 9 saves and a 4.46 ERA. His ERA in the 4-point range was the worst in his career. This is because of the overlapping of bad factors such as sluggishness and bad luck.
Chapman showed a solid appearance based on 5 saves and an average ERA of ‘zero’ in 10 games in April last year. However, he fell to an average ERA of 9.53 with 2 losses and 4 saves in May, and was sluggish with 1 loss and an average ERA of 6.75 in June, and was stripped of his finishing position. In addition, in August, as the condition of the area where he received the ‘tattoo’ treatment began to deteriorate, he became a ‘troubleshooter’ for the Yankees. 스포츠토토
As Chapman failed to regain his former form, rumors of a ‘release’ began to circulate at the end of the season. The Yankees gave up on signing a new contract with Chapman, who was about to become a free agent (free agent), and Chapman, who entered the free agent market, did not receive attention from major league clubs for a while.
First of all, Chapman succeeded in finding a new destination ahead of the start of spring camp and was able to continue his career. Can Chapman flap the wings of a revival in Kansas City?