The American professional baseball San Diego Padres, which acquired Zehnder Bogarts for a total of 280 million dollars in 11 years in the free agent market, about 370 billion won, is also aiming for the catcher this time.
The American sports media The Athletic reported today (12th) that San Diego is considering signing free agent catcher Cristian Vasquez.
A native of Puerto Rico, Vazquez was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 2008 draft.
His big league debut was in 2014, and he stayed at home in Boston until July of this year before moving to the Houston Astros at the start of August. 메이저사이트
This season in Boston, he played an active role as an offensive and defensive catcher with a batting average of 0.282, 8 homers, and an OPS of 0.759 in 84 games.
After moving to Houston, he stagnated with a batting average of 0.250, 1 home run, and OPS 0.585 in 35 games, but his World Series performance earned him a second championship ring after 2018.
In particular, in Game 6 of the World Series against the Philadelphia Phillies, after Jordan Alvarez’s 3-run home run at the end of the 6th inning, he showed off his presence by hitting a timely wedge that ran away 4-1.
Vázquez earned free agency status after the 2022 season.
San Diego, with Austin Nola as their starting pitcher, should fill the spot after the season by sending backup catcher Jorge Alfaro.
In 82 games, Alfaro hit 7 homers with a batting average of 0.246, showing off his one-run long-running performance, but his productivity was evaluated to be below expectations as he struck out 98 times in 274 at-bats.