Luis Araez (26, Venezuela), who won the American League batting title last season, won against the club in an application for salary adjustment.
The Major League Salary Adjustment Committee announced on the 3rd (Korean time) that Araez won the Miami Marlins in salary adjustment.
This is the first case of winning against a club in the Salary Adjustment Committee ahead of the 2023 season. Earlier, Diego Castillo (Seattle Mariners) applied for an annual salary adjustment, but the club won.
Araez made his major league debut in 2019. Last season, he had one of the best years of his career, playing in a Minnesota Twins uniform.
In particular, he marked the batting average of 0.316 and became the American League batting champion. He hit eight home runs and had 49 RBI. It was Araez who stopped the triple crown of Aaron Judge (New York Yankees), who became the home run king and the RBI king.
Araez moved to Miami through a trade last month. Accordingly, salary negotiations were also conducted with Miami.
Araez, who received an annual salary of 2.2 million dollars last year, requested an annual salary of 6.1 million dollars (approximately 7.5 billion won) in this 2023 season. However, disagreements arose when Miami offered $5 million (approximately 6.13 billion won).
In the end, both sides entered the salary adjustment process, and the mediation committee finally raised the player’s hand.
There is a reason why Araez’s results are of interest. It is because of Choi Ji-man (32, Pittsburgh Pirates).
Choi Ji-man continued negotiations with the club until the 14th of last month, the deadline for negotiations with the players subject to salary adjustment. However, in the end no agreement was reached.
Choi Ji-man is also waiting for the salary adjustment committee’s decision. Choi Ji-man participated in 113 games this season and recorded a batting average of 0.233, 11 home runs, 52 RBIs, and 36 points with an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.729.
According to New York Post reporter John Heyman, Choi Ji-man asked the Pittsburgh club for an annual salary of 5.4 million dollars (about 6.7 billion won) for the 2023 season. 안전놀이터 On the other hand, Pittsburgh is said to have offered $4.65 million (approximately 5.8 billion won). The difference between Choi Ji-man and the team is 750,000 dollars (approximately 900 million won).
Choi Ji-man had gone through the salary adjustment process once in the past. He applied for an annual salary adjustment in 2021, when he was a member of Tampa Bay, and was able to win and win $2.45 million (approximately 3.1 billion won). What will be the result this time?