The Toronto Blue Jays avoided a salary adjustment with infielder Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Reporter Shai Davidi of ‘Sportsnet Canada’ said on the 14th (Korean time), “According to information, Toronto and Guerrero Jr. have signed an annual salary negotiation of 14.5 million dollars (approximately 18.1 billion won).”
Guerrero Jr. made his major league debut in 2019 and earned $7.9 million last year after qualifying for his first salary adjustment application. And 안전놀이터 this time, he was subject to his 2nd annual salary adjustment. Guerrero Jr. received $605,400 in 2021, then his annual salary jumped about 13 times, and this time it was almost doubled.
Guerrero Jr. appeared in 160 games last year and recorded 32 home runs, 97 RBIs, 90 points, 8 steals, and a batting average of 0.274 OPS of 0.819. Compared to his record of 48 homers, 111 RBIs, and an OPS of 1.002 in 2021, when he won the American League home run king, his performance was broken.
However, Guerrero Jr. is still considered a key player to lead the Toronto lineup. The official website of the major leagues also selected Guerrero Jr. instead of Aaron Judge (Yankees) as the American League home run king while announcing the 2023 season.