Dodgers free agent Kimbrel goes to Philadelphia… 1 year, $10 million contract

Craig Kimbrel (35), a closer who left the Los Angeles Dodgers, signed a contract with the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Philadelphia team officially announced on the 5th (Korean time), 안전놀이터“We signed a contract with Kimbrel for 10 million dollars (12.7 billion won) for one year.”

Philadelphia, which finished runner-up in the World Series last year, does not have a clear closer. Corey Knable’s 12 saves was the most on the team, so he couldn’t find the right finisher.

Philadelphia, in need of bullpen reinforcements, brought in experienced Kimbrel.

Debuting with the Atlanta Braves in 2010, Kimbrel played for the San Diego Padres, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers last year.

Kimbrel’s career has been spectacular. His career record was 41 wins, 36 losses, 394 saves, an average ERA of 2.31, and 1098 strikeouts in 709 games.

His 394 saves are seventh all-time in major league history and first among active pitchers. Kimbrel, who won the Rookie of the Year award in his debut year, was also selected as an All-Star eight times. In 2018, he also experienced a World Series victory with Boston.

However, his recent form is not good. He went 6-7 with 22 saves and an earned run average of 3.75 in 63 games (60 innings) last year. He especially struggled enough to record 5 blown saves.

In the end, Kimbrel suffered the pain of being excluded from the Dodgers’ postseason roster last year.

Kimbrel, who returned to the National League East 9 years after leaving Atlanta, is aiming for a rebound. He also has the motivation of 400 saves.

If Kimbrel adds six saves this year, he will become the first active player and seventh player to reach 400 saves.