The San Diego club officially announced on the 24th (Korean time) that it had signed a one-year contract with Cruz. It was reported on the 12th that Cruz signed a short-term contract with San Diego for an annual salary of $1 million (1.23 billion won). The club’s official announcement was not made, so attention was focused on the move, and as a result, Kim Ha-seong and rice were eaten in one pot. 스포츠토토
Cruz, from the Dominican Republic, is a slugger with a career record of 459 home runs (18 years). He has a splendid personal history, including 7 All-Star selections and 4 Silver Slugger awards. Although he is not young, he had a batting average of 0.234 with 10 homers and 64 RBIs for the Washington Nationals last season.
He is expected to rotate the designated hitter with left-handed hitter Matt Carpenter, whom he also acquired offseason. MLB.com, the official homepage of the Major League Baseball (MLB), said, ‘San Diego manager Bob Melvin wrote 13 names as a designated hitter last season. He said, “This year, we will be relying on two veterans (Cruse Carpenter).”