Toronto signs all-purpose utility Kiner-Palepa for two-year $15 million

Toronto Blue Jays add flexibility to roster.

Local media such as “SportsNet” and “MLB.com ” reported on the 28th (Korea time) that Toronto agreed to a two-year, $15 million (KRW 19.455 billion) contract with Isaiah Kiner-Palepa (28).

The biggest advantage of Kiner-Falefa is its diversity. Except for the first baseman, he has experience in full positioning.

He played shortstop (312 games), third baseman (154 games), catcher (73 games), center fielder (41 games), left fielder (37 games), second baseman (21 games), and right fielder (7 games) in the Major League. He also played four games as pitcher.월카지노

However, he does not simply fill the vacancy. He also boasts excellent defensive skills. In 2020, he won the Gold Glove Award in the third baseman category.

At bat, he recorded a batting average of 0.261 on-base percentage of 0.314 slugging percentage of 0.346 in 647 games.

The 2023 season left a batting average of 0.242 on-base percentage of 0.306 with six homers, 37 RBIs and 14 stolen bases in 113 games.

Selected by the Texas Rangers in the fourth round of the 2013 draft, he transferred to the New York Yankees after two trades in March 2022.

It is still unclear what role he will play in Toronto.

MLB.com predicted that he could replace the role played by Wie Merrifield or be used as the main third baseman.

His role is expected to be determined by Toronto’s actions in the future.

Toronto is still reportedly looking for a key third baseman.

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