The Kansas City Royals have strengthened their bullpen.
American sports channel ESPN reported on the 14th (Korean time) that left-handed pitcher Ryan Yarbrough (31) has signed a one-year contract with Kansas City. It is a condition of receiving an annual salary of 3 million dollars (3.9 billion won) and an additional 1 million dollars (1.3 billion won) in incentives based on performance. Yarbrough’s salary this season was $3.85 million (4.99 billion won).
Yarbrough has played for the Tampa Bay Rays since making his big league debut in 2018. He played an active role as a key resource in the “opener strategy” that Tampa Bay attempted in 2018, winning a whopping 16 wins (6 losses). That year, he was also named fifth in American League Rookie of the Year voting. In 2019, with 11 wins, they achieved double-digit wins for the second year in a row.
Yarbrough appeared in 20 games (9 starts) this season and recorded 3 wins and 8 losses with a 4.50 ERA. His career (five years) non-league record is 40 wins, 31 losses, 1 hold, and an earned run average of 4.33. Coincidentally, Yarbrough is an alumni of Kansas City coach Matt Quatraro and Old Dominion University. According to Baseball Reference, Old Dominion University has produced 17 big leaguers, including Justin Verlander and Daniel Hudson. 안전놀이터