The size of the contract for Japanese right-handed pitcher Shintaro Fujinami (29), who signed a contract with the Oakland Athletics of the Major League (MLB), is known.

Reporter Bob Nightingale of USA Today, an American daily newspaper, reported on the 13th (Korean time) that Fujinami had agreed to a one-year, $3.25 million (about 4 billion won) contract with Auckland through his social network service (SNS) account.

Previously, on the 12th, the contract between Fujinami and Auckland was reported. However, the size of the contract was not disclosed.

The Oakland club is expected to officially announce the contract as soon as Fujinami completes the medical test. Reporter Nightingale added that all medical tests would be completed by next week.

Fujinami was a promising prospect who was regarded as a rival to Shohei Ohtani (29, LA Angels) in high school, but after he joined the pro, Ohtani took the lead.

Fujinami, who stepped on the professional stage as a member of the Hanshin Tigers of the Japanese professional baseball league in 2013, recorded 57 wins, 54 losses, 11 holds, and an average ERA of 3.41 in 189 games until last year.

He played an active role in 2015 with 14 wins, the most in a season for an individual, but has not achieved outstanding results since then. In the 2022 season, he only pitched in 16 games, and his performance was sluggish with an average ERA of 3.38 with 3 wins and 5 losses.

Fujinami, who is tall at 197 cm, has a strong fastball that can exceed 150 km per hour, but has a weakness that his control is unstable. 토토사이트

As Fujinami contracted through the posting system, Auckland must give 650,000 dollars, 20% of the guaranteed amount of 3.25 million dollars, to Fujinami’s former team, Hanshin.

The amount of posting varies depending on the size of the contract, and if the guaranteed contract amount offered to the player by the major league club is less than $ 25 million, 20% of it is paid to the former club.

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