Veteran outfielder Michael Brantley is spending his fifth season with the Houston Astros.
‘MLB.com’ reporter Mark Finesand reported on the 19th (Korean time), “Houston has agreed to a one-year, $12 million contract with Brantley.” The contract includes a $4 million incentive.
Brantley is a veteran outfielder who played 14 seasons for two teams, the Cleveland Guardians and Houston. He recorded a career batting average of 0.298, 127 homers, 713 RBIs, 751 runs, and an OPS of 0.794. He was a five-time All-Star and won the Silver Slugger as well. 안전놀이터
He has been playing with Houston since 2019 and has signed two two-year contracts in the preceding four seasons. All of his previous seasons were good, but this season was disappointing.
He has been sidelined since June due to a right shoulder injury, and has not returned to the field since. He finished the season with a batting average of 0.288, 5 homers, 26 RBIs and an OPS of 0.785.
‘New York Post’ columnist John Heyman added, “Houston checked Brantley’s health first.” This is because Brantley is a player who will do his job if there are no injuries.
Houston is currently in short supply of outfielders. There are Chaz McCormick and Kyle Tucker, but there are not many players who can play the left field position. As a result, Brantley was retained, and Jurickson Profar and Michael Conforto are being watched.