Nick Martinez (33), a free agent who was a teammate of Kim Ha-sung, will wear a Cincinnati Reds uniform.”Martinez, a right-handed pitcher, signed a two-year, $26 million (approximately 33.8 billion won) contract with Cincinnati of Major League Baseball (MLB),” ESPN and other local media reported on Jan. 1.Martinez will earn $14 million in the first year of the deal, the 2024 season.After the season, he can exercise his opt-out right to become a free agent, and if he stays in Cincinnati, he will earn $12 million for the 2025 season.Martinez is no stranger to Korean baseball fans.He made his name playing for the Texas Rangers alongside Choo Shin-soo (now with the SSG Landers) from 2014 to 2017.In 2018, he moved to Japan and played Asian baseball until 2021.

In 2021, while playing for the SoftBank Hawks, he traveled to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as a member of Team USA Baseball.Martinez started the second game of the group stage against South Korea and pitched five innings, allowing one run on four hits and striking out nine.Martinez started the final game against Japan and pitched six innings of one-run ball, but was unable to get any offensive support and had to settle for a silver medal.Martinez returned to the big leagues that winter, signing a four-year, $20 million deal with San Diego, where he split time between the starting rotation and the bullpen.This season, he appeared in 63 games, 카지노사이트킹 posting a 6-4 record, 15 strikeouts, one save, and a 3.43 ERA.

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