Nick Senzel (28), who was once rumored to be headed to the Lotte Giants through Korean media, will remain in the Major Leagues.
‘New York Post’ reporter John Heyman wrote on his social media on July 7 (KST), “Nick Senzel signed a $2 million guaranteed contract with the Washington Nationals. It also includes a $1 million performance bonus.
Senzel was a highly touted prospect who was selected by the Cincinnati Reds with the second overall pick in the first round of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft. Called up to the majors in 2019 after three years, Senzel finished his career with a .671 batting average with 33 home runs, 카지노사이트킴 125 RBIs and an OPS of .323 in 377 games. He is an outfielder by trade and can play both second and third base.
His career was somewhat derailed by knee surgery in 2021
He was released as a non-tender on Nov. 18. Senzel is entering his third year of salary adjustment eligibility, and his salary last year was $1.95 million (about 2.5 billion won). For Lotte, Senzel’s experience and youth (28 years old, born in 1995) may have been attractive, but the major leagues still feel the same way.
MLB.com listed 10 “intriguing players” for non-tender releases, and Senzel was one of them. It described him as “a versatile player who hasn’t had success in the majors but can play all three outfield positions, second and third.
On May 5, a Korean media outlet reported that Senzel was the favorite to become the Lotte Giants’ new foreign hitter. However, we checked and found that Senzel was not on Lotte’s list of foreign players. Senzel was still a major league prospect, so the rumors of him heading to Korea were not convincing.
For now, Lotte is looking for a foreign hitter with versatility as well as a long bat. With Plan A off the table for now, they are negotiating with a wide range of hitters. 사설토토 It is likely that Lotte’s signing of a foreign bat will not be an easy process.