It was said that Senga Kodai (New York Mets) had a physical problem and signed a contract for a small amount.
John Heyman of the American media ‘New York Post’ said on the 3rd (Korean time), “The Mets’ new pitcher, Senga, throws a ball at 100 miles per hour (about 160 km) and is so good at forkball that it is called ‘ghost fork.’ He signed a contract for a total of 75 million dollars (about 92 billion won), and it is a contract for slightly more money than mid-starter rotation pitcher Taihuan Walker. The reason is because of his uncertain physical condition.” 스포츠토토
Senga debuted in 2012 with the Softbank Hawks of Nippon Professional Baseball. Senga started working as a full-time starting pitcher in the 2016 season. In the 2019 season, he went 13-8 in 26 games with a 2.79 earned run average with 227 strikeouts in 180⅓ innings. Last season, he went 22 games, 11 wins, 6 losses, 144 innings, 156 strikeouts, and an earned run average of 1.94, challenging the American stage. His career record in Japan is 224 games, 87 wins, 44 losses, 1 save, 20 holds, 1089 innings, 1252 strikeouts, and an earned run average of 2.59.
“Experts say Japanese pitchers wear out their arms early because they throw more innings at a young age,” Heyman said. “But the Mets expressed confidence that he will be healthy in 2023.”
Heyman also mentioned Carlos Correa, who hasn’t worn a Mets uniform since signing Senga this season after failing a medical test. Correa tried to sign with the San Francisco Giants and Mets this offseason, but was unable to sign due to problems during the medical test. Correa signed a 13-year, $350 million (approximately 429.3 billion won) contract with San Francisco and a 12-year, $315 million (approximately 386.4 billion won) contract with the Mets. However, there were doubts about his physical condition and he was unable to sign his contract.
In the end, Correa signed a contract with his parent team, the Minnesota Twins, for 6 years and 200 million dollars (approximately 245.3 billion won), with a vesting option (auto-run option) of 70 million dollars (approximately 85.8 billion won) in the 7th to 10th years. agreed on