Sawamurado’s dream came first. Lotte Resists Big Money and Confirmed to Boston
The Boston Red Sox officially announced on the 17th (Korean time) that they have signed a contract with Japanese pitcher Hirokazu Sawamura.
The contract period is two years. The contract options for 2023 will be exercised by the club. Including incentives, it is up to 7.65 million U.S. dollars for up to three years 토토추천
Sawamura shrugged off a huge sum of money from his former team, the Chiba Lotte Marines, and chose Boston for his dream of becoming a major leaguer.
Lotte has prepared a contract condition that exceeds Sawamura’s annual salary of 154 million yen (about 1.6 billion won). He is expected to have guaranteed an annual salary of at least 200 million yen (2.1 billion won).
However, the annual salary in Boston for two years is 1.5 million U.S. dollars. It is much less than the money I will receive in Japan. Nevertheless, he decided to go to the U.S. because he wanted to throw in the big leagues.
Sawamura is considered a candidate for Boston’s closer. Nikkan Sports said, “The 159-kilometer fastball and the 150-kilometer splitter are the best in the Major League.”