Right-hander Christian Javier (26) has extended his contract with the Houston Astros.
The Astros announced on the 11th (Korean time) that they had agreed to a contract extension with Javier until 2027.
The amount was not disclosed, but according to local media such as ‘MLB.com’, the settlement amount was 64 million dollars (approximately 81.3 billion won).
An annual salary of $3 million and $2 million in 2023, $7 million in 2024, $10 million in 2025, and $21 million in 2026 and 2027.
With this contract, Javier will have to adjust his salary for the remaining three years and delay his free agency qualification by two years.
The Dominican Republic native Javier went 20-12 with a 3.05 earned run average in 304 1/3 innings over 78 games over his last three years.
He had never been a full-time starter, but was given a multi-year contract. That means he’s a good pitcher.
His last season showed a compliant performance both qualitatively and quantitatively. He pitched 148 2/3 innings in 30 games, going 11-9 with a 2.52 ERA, 0.948 wHIP, 1.0 home runs per 9 innings, 3.1 walks and 11.7 strikeouts. 먹튀검증
His performance also shone in the postseason. He contributed to the team’s championship by pitching 11 1/3 scoreless innings in two starts.
In particular, in the 4th game of the World Series against the Philadelphia Phillies, he led the team with no hits, 2 walks, 9 strikeouts, and no runs in 6 innings.
He will face the season opener at the age of 26 and will be on the free agency market at the age of 30, when he is in his prime as a pitcher.