SF Finally Successful in Reinforcing the Mound! ‘4 Years 58 Billion’ 169 km Fireballer….KK→RYU→House with Lee Jung-hoo

The San Francisco Giants, which had been “defeated” in the recruitment race since signing a mega contract with Lee Jung-hoo, the grandson of the wind, finally succeeded in reinforcing the mound.

Jeff Bankruptcy of the U.S. “ESPN” said on the 13th (Korea time), “The San Francisco Giants agreed to a four-year, 44 million-dollar contract with right-hander Jordan Hicks.”헤라카지노주소

Hicks, who started his professional career after being nominated by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2015 Major League Rookie Draft, first took the big league stage in 2018. Hicks, who spreads fastballs with a maximum speed of 105.1 miles (169.1 kilometers), appeared like a comet in 73 games in his first season, leaving 3 wins, 4 losses, 24 holds, 6 saves, and an ERA of 3.59, raising expectations.

Based on the success of his first season since debut, Hicks had a 2-2-3 record of 14 saves and a 3.14 ERA in 29 games the following year when he suffered an elbow injury that caused him to undergo Tommy John surgery, which resulted in his entire 2020 season. However, after more than a year of rehabilitation, Hicks returned to the mound in the 2021 season and pitched in 10 games that year, leaving him with a 5.40 ERA.

Hicks, who completely shook off his injury, played 35 games in 2022 with a 3-6, 8-hold ERA of 4.84, then transferred to the Toronto Blue Jays in 2023 with a 1-6, 6-hold, 8-save ERA of 3.67, before the trade deadline. He also succeeded in “revival” with a 2-3, 7-hold, 4-save ERA in Toronto, becoming the first free agent (free agent) in his career and coming to the market.

San Francisco has not had much fun in the FA market since last year. Last winter, San Francisco jumped into the recruitment of Aaron Judge (New York Yankees) and Carlos Correa (Minnesota Twins), but the result was “empty-handed.” In this stove league, Lee Jung-hoo was given a six-year, $113 million mega contract, which seemed to be different from previous years, but there was no big difference.

The San Francisco Giants held Lee Jung-hoo in their arms, but despite their aggressive moves to hold Shohei Ohtani, Yoshinobu Yamamoto, and Shota Imana (Chicago Cubs), they failed to achieve any significant results. For this reason, San Francisco received a lot of criticism from local media. However, they finally succeeded in strengthening the mound after twists and turns.

While Hicks pitched in 212 games in the Major League, he started only eight games. However, San Francisco seems to have decided to use Hicks as a starter. “Hicks spent most of his career in the bullpen, but he is expected to start in San Francisco,” said Jeff Bankruptcy of ESPN.

This will mark his third meeting with a Korean player in the Major League. Hicks shared a room with Kim Kwang-hyun of the SSG Landers when he was in the St. Louis Cardinals, and although it was short last year, he played with Ryu Hyun-jin as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays. He will be accompanied by Lee Jung-hoo in San Francisco, where he is newly added.

Meanwhile, Hicks has played in a total of 212 games in the Major League, recording 11 wins, 21 losses, 51 holds, 32 saves, and a 3.85 ERA.

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