Left-handed pitcher Jesus Luzardo (26) won the salary adjustment.
According to MLB.com, the official homepage of Major League Baseball (MLB) on the 4th (Korean time), Luzardo won the salary adjustment against Miami and received $ 2.45 million (3.06 billion won) as an annual salary for the 2023 season. The salary adjustment committee judged that Luzardo’s demand was more appropriate than Miami, which offered 2.1 million dollars (2.62 billion won).
Peruvian Luzardo’s performance last season was 4-7 with an ERA of 3.32 in 18 games. MLB.com evaluated, “From mid-May to August 1, I struggled with a left forearm strain problem, but I was solid in 2022.” Luzardo was acquired from the Oakland Athletics in the July 2021 trade for outfielder Starling Marte.
In 12 games after his transfer last season, his earned run average was not good at 6 points, but he showed potential by digesting his first 100 innings in the big leagues last year. He walked 100 and 1/3 innings, striking out 120, averaging 10.8 strikeouts per 9 innings. As a result, he exercised his first personal salary adjustment qualification and obtained the desired salary.
MLB.com said, ‘Luzardo is a National League Cy Young winner, Sandy Alcantara (14-9, 2.28 ERA), Trevor Rogers (4-11, 5.47 ERA), Edward Cabrera (6-4, 3.01 ERA), and recently He expects to be part of a Miami starting rotation that includes signed Johnny Cueto (8-10 3.35 ERA).