Reporter Byung-Hyuk Chun = Major League Baseball (MLB) veteran pitcher Jack Greinke (39) is likely to end his baseball career with his parent team, the Kansas City Royals.
MLB.com said on the 31st (Korean time) that Greinke has agreed to a one-year renewal contract with Kansas City.
This season’s annual salary has been reported to be between $8 million and $10 million, and incentives are paid according to performance. 안전놀이터
Greinke, who will turn 40 in October, will be spending his 20th major league season with Kansas City.
Greinke, who made his debut in Kansas City in 2004 at the age of 20, recorded 16-8 and an average ERA of 2.16 in 2009, winning the Cy Young Award and emerging as a top pitcher in the major leagues.
Afterwards, Greinke, who played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Houston Astros, returned to Kansas City last winter after signing a one-year free agent contract for $13 million.
In Kansas City in the 2022 season, he started in 26 games and went 4-9 with an ERA of 3.68.
Greinke, who recorded 223 wins, 141 wins and an average ERA of 3.42 in 19 seasons, was selected as an All-Star six times and also received a Gold Glove six times.
Among active pitchers in the major leagues, he ranks first in starts (514) and pitched innings (3,247 innings), second in wins following Justin Verlander (New York Mets), and third in strikeouts with 2,882.
In addition, according to Baseball Reference, a statistics company, Greinke recorded a win-to-win ratio (WAR) of 76.4, ranking third after Mike Trout (Los Angeles Angels) and Verlander.
Greinke is often referred to as a ‘geeky pitcher’ because of his often protruding behavior, but his current achievements alone are predicting a high possibility of joining the Hall of Fame after his retirement.