The Oakland Athletics are known for their ‘Moneyball’. After bringing in players at a low price with a small budget and raising them well, he built the team through trade.

This year, we turned our attention to the Asian market. We set up a strategy to recruit free agents or post players. Because it costs relatively little money.

First, he signed a contract with Drew Luchinski, who was an ace in the KBO NC Dinos. He signed a one-year, $3 million contract. In 2024, there is a salvage option ($5 million).

Oakland is reported to have agreed to a one-year contract with pitcher Shintaro Fujinami of the NPB Hanshin Tigers, who posted next.

ESPN’s Jeff Passan announced this on the 12th (Korean time). Fujinami has left a physical examination.

Fujinami was once a prospect who was evaluated as a rival to Shohei Otani (LA Angels).

Debuting as a pro in 2013, he recorded 14 wins and 7 losses with an average ERA of 2.40 in 28 games in 2015, forming a double wall with Ohtani.

However, since 2017, he has not been able to play his role due to hunting and injuries. In the 2022 season, he showed signs of rebounding with a 3-5 record of 3.38 ERA in 16 games. 메이저놀이터

After the season, he declared and posted an MLB challenge. However, he couldn’t find a team after a month and he agreed to a contract with Auckland.

It is known that Fujinami will be appointed as the fourth starter after Luczynski in Auckland.

Meanwhile, Hanshin will receive a posting fee of 20% of the guaranteed amount from Auckland. That’s because Fujinami’s annual salary won’t exceed $25 million.

If the guaranteed contract amount is less than $25 million , the major league club pays 20% of the contract amount to the original club, and if the
guaranteed contract amount is less than $50 million , the major league club pays $5 million and $25 million. 17.5% of the excess amount is paid to the original club. In addition, if the guaranteed contract amount exceeds $50 million , the major league club will pay $9,375,000 and 15% of the amount exceeding $50 million to the original club.

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