Outfielder Adolis Garcia, the leading player in the 2023 World Series (WS) championship, signed a two-year, $14 million contract with the Texas Rangers.마카오토토
MLB.COM said on the 9th (Korea time), “Garcia signed the contract to avoid salary adjustment,” adding, “You can receive $14 million in guarantees and up to $225 million in options for two years.”
Garcia and his team Texas were set to adjust their salaries due to differences in their salaries this winter, but the salary adjustment committee agreed on a multi-year contract on the 9th, which was scheduled to be sealed.
Garcia is the hero of WS’s victory in the 2023 season. He hit a walk-off winning home run at the bottom of the 11th inning of Game 1 extended by the Arizona Diamondbacks, and swept batting average of 0.323, eight homers and 22 RBIs in 15 postseason games.
At the Houston Astros and the American League Championship Series, he hit home runs in four consecutive games and received the MVP award. He missed Game 4 of the WSJ due to injury.
Garcia Garcia made headlines even more because he stood tall after a long period of unknown time. Garcia was forced to leave the 40-man roster in 2019 when he was playing for the St. Louis Cardinals.
At that time, St. Louis, which recruited Kim Kwang-hyun (currently SSG Landers), had to remove one person from the 40-man roster, and Garcia was the player.
Garcia Garcia also had a hard time in Texas. After being released again, Garcia became a minor leaguer under Texas and joined the Taxi Squad with Yang Hyun-jong (currently KIA Tigers) in 2021.
At that time, MLB allowed four of the players outside the 40-man roster to be put in the “taxi squad” and accompany them in case a player suddenly becomes infected with COVID-19 during a visiting game.
Garcia didn’t miss the opportunity to join the taxi squad. After making the jump to the starting lineup in the same year, Garcia hit 31 home runs to establish himself as an irreplaceable player.