Julieski Gurriel, former major league batting champion, 스포츠토토 struggled to find a new team. The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal said on social media on the 10th (Korean time), “Free agent first baseman Gurriel has signed a contract with Miami.”
Cuban-born Gurriel took first place in Houston in the 2021 season with a batting average of 0.319. He was also awarded the Gold Glove, given to the best defenseman by position. He was very active on both sides of the ball. However, last season, Gurriel suffered the worst slump. He had a batting average of 0.242 with 8 home runs and an OPS of 0.647. He fell precipitously within a year.
Of course, the season facing free agency was very sluggish, and Gurriel had not been able to find a new team until recently.
The specific terms of Gurriel’s contract have not yet been communicated. However, American media outlets seem highly likely to sign a one-year contract or a minor league contract. He can reduce the burden from the team’s point of view, and Guriel can also aim for the next opportunity with ‘FA luck’. Sports Illustrated reported, “Guriel, 38, is in his twilight years as a player, but he will still be able to contribute to a team in the major leagues.”
Gurriel is famous as the center hitter of Cuba, which was Korea’s final opponent at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In the bottom of the 9th inning, when Korea, which had a 3-2 lead, was facing a crisis with one out and bases loaded, he came out as a batter and struck a double stroke that sealed Korea’s gold medal.
Gurriel joined Houston in 2016 to begin his major league career. He is hitting 94 homers with a career batting average of 0.284 in seven seasons until last year.