MLB Arizona to release Bumgarner with 2 years left on contract
The Arizona Diamondbacks of the Major League Baseball (MLB) have designated veteran left-handed pitcher Madison Bumgarner (34), who has two years left on his contract, for transfer.
Arizona announced on the 21st (Korean time) that it transferred Bumgarner and included left-handed pitcher Anthony Misiewitz from Triple-A to its roster.
Bumgarner, who signed a five-year, $85 million contract with Arizona ahead of the 2020 season, is expected to cut ties with Arizona in his fourth season.
Bumgarner, who has been designated for transfer, can either go to the minor leagues through a waiver or qualify as a free agent, but it seems that he will choose the latter.
According to ESPN, Bumgarner will receive $20.4 million this year and $14 million next year. If Bumgunner becomes a free agent after waiver, other teams can sign him for at least $720,000. Instead, Arizona must pay all of Bumgarner’s remaining salary.
Bumgarner, who debuted in the big leagues in 2009, recorded 134 wins, 124 losses, 2070 strikeouts, and an average ERA of 3.47 in 358 games.안전놀이터
Bumgarner has had a stellar career, winning three World Series titles and winning the World Series MVP, but he hasn’t won a double-digit win since 2017.
In particular, he has suffered a serious slump this season. He appeared in 4 games and lost 3 with an earned run average of 10.26.
The average fastball speed was 89.5 miles (about 144 km), 1.7 miles (about 2.7 km) slower than last year, and the on-base percentage per inning (WHIP) was very high at 2.40. Against the St. Louis Cardinals on the 20th, he collapsed with 7 runs in 3 innings, and there was only one game in which he threw more than 5 innings this year.
As Bumgarner’s slump continued, Arizona decided to release him at the cost of his remaining salary.