Former LG ace Suarez barely signed a minor league contract and continued his career as a player.
The St. Louis Cardinals announced on their official SNS on the 28th (Korean time) that they had signed a minor league contract with left-handed pitcher Suarez. He joined the spring camp as an invited player and started competing. 스포츠토토
Suarez, who was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the second round of the 2015 draft, made his major league debut in 2018. Over the next three seasons, he recorded 7 wins and 15 losses and an average ERA of 4.66.
After that, he signed a contract with LG for the 2021 season and established a kite with the KBO League.
The result was a great success. He became an ace with 10 wins and 2 losses and an earned run average of 2.18 in 23 games in the 2021 season.
He was, of course, subject to renewal. However, Suarez demanded an excessively high salary and ultimately failed to reach an agreement with LG.
Afterwards, LG signed a contract with Plutco, and Suarez signed a contract with the Yakult Swallows of Japan for $800,000. It was less than he could get from LG. Instead, Suarez achieved good results in the 2022 season and drew a picture of his salary rising significantly.
The results were the worst. He failed to win a single game in the first team and was released in November last year. He couldn’t even achieve his Japan dream.
Eventually, Suarez, who returned to the United States, signed a minor league contract with St. Louis to seek a comeback.
What if you had signed a contract with LG at a reasonable price? Suarez’s baseball life could have changed.
In the end, the guts in negotiating with LG came back with the shabby result of a minor contract.