Orlando Arcia extends 3-year, $7.3 million contract with Atlanta

Veteran infielder Orlando Arcia (29) has agreed to a contract extension with his team, the Atlanta Braves.

Robert Murray, a major league reporter, quoted sources on the 30th and said that the two sides had agreed to a three-year, $7.3 million (9.479 billion won) contract.

According to MLB.com, Arcia will earn a salary of $6.3 million over three years, with a $2 million option for the 2026 season. Buyout is $1 million.

A native of Venezuela, Arcia currently has 5 years and 114 days of service time. This contract delayed his qualification as a free agent by two years.

Arcia is a veteran who played in 641 games over seven seasons in the major leagues.

His main position is shortstop, but he has experience playing second base, left field, and third base as well. 안전놀이터

He joined Atlanta in a trade during the last 2021 season. He was the starting shortstop for his former Milwaukee team, but served as a utility backup for Atlanta.

He contributed to the team’s World Series victory in 2021, and in the 2022 season, he played in 67 games and recorded a batting average of 0.244 on-base percentage, 0.316 slugging percentage of 0.416, 9 homers and 30 RBIs.

This season, he will start the season as the team’s starting shortstop. He replaces Dansby Swanson, who left as a free agent.

His role seemed to be to give youngsters like Von Grissom and Braydon Shoemake time to grow. However, Atlanta seems to have admitted that it plans to use him in a more diverse role through this multi-year deal.

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