The Colorado Rockies, who want to escape from the bottom of the National League, strengthened their bullpen.
Colorado announced on its official website on the 5th (Korean time) that “the club has signed a contract with Hand.” The exact size of the contract was not announced, but ‘The Athletic’ reporter Ken Rosenthal reported, “According to sources, it is a one-year, $2 million contract, with a $7 million club option for 2024 and a $500,000 buyout.”
Hand is in his 13th season of the season. He recorded a career record of 35 wins, 52 losses, 3.62 ERA, 131 saves, 66 holds, and 723 strikeouts, and was selected as an All-Star three times.
Last year, he wore a Philadelphia Phillies uniform and went 3-2 with a 2.80 ERA, 5 saves, 13 holds and 38 saves. He also pitched in his first World Series and contributed to the team’s runner-up finish.
Colorado general manager Bill Schmidt said, “Hand is a veteran left-handed bullpen who has had a lot of success in the league. He explained that his acquisition is very valuable in a situation where there are no left-handed pitchers.”메이저놀이터
Currently, there are not many left-handed pitchers in the Colorado bullpen. Lucas Gilbreth, who was almost the only left-handed pitcher, left the team due to Tommy John surgery, and there were no additional signings other than Brent Suter.
There are Fernando Abad, Josh Rogers, and Logan Allen on the spring camp roster, but many have been evaluated as lacking. So, I recruited a hand and quenched my thirst to some extent.
Meanwhile, with Hand and Will Smith transferred to the Texas Rangers, there are not many left-handed pitchers left in the market. However, there are still many teams looking for a left-handed bullpen, so the competition is likely to intensify.