SD with 13 designated hitters… Recruited Cruz, who hit 459 homers in his career
Ha-seong Kim (28)’s team, the San Diego Padres, has secured a strong designated hitter candidate.
On the 12th (Korean time), MLB.com, the official website of the Major League Baseball (MLB), reported that Nelson Cruz (43) had signed a one-year, one-million-dollar (1.24 billion won) contract with the San Diego Padres. He is expected to alternate the designated hitter position for the 2023 season with Matt Carpenter, a left-handed hitter recruited offseason. MLB.com said, “San Diego manager Bob Melmin wrote 13 names as a designated hitter last season. He said, “This year, we will be relying on two veterans (Cruse Carpenter).”
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 has a batting average of 0.234 with 10 homers and 64 RBIs for the Washington Nationals last season. Compared to his prime, his slugging percentage has dropped significantly, but he can still expect double-digit home runs in a season. He is also strong against big games, having hit 18 home runs in his 50 career postseason games. 토토사이트