Major League Baseball (MLB) Brandon Belt (35), who played for the San Francisco Giants franchise, is moving to the Toronto Blue Jays.
MLB.com reported on the 10th (Korean time) that “Toronto has signed a contract with the free agent (FA) belt for one year and $9.3 million.”
Belt is a ‘one-club man’ who debuted in San Francisco in 2011 and played for only one team until last season. He was San Francisco’s first baseman and led the team to World Series victories in 2012 and 2014.
But even the belt couldn’t fake his age. Last year, he suffered from a knee injury and only played in 78 games, and his performance plummeted with a batting average of 0.213, 8 homers and 23 RBIs. He became a free agent after the season, but ended up leaving the team he was fond of. 안전놀이터
MLB.com explained, “The left-handed hitter’s belt has strengths in right-handed pitchers, so it suits the role of designated hitter.”
Meanwhile, the belt is familiar to Korean baseball fans as Ryu Hyun-jin (Toronto) faced off several times while playing for the LA Dodgers. He recorded a career batting average of 0.230 (6 hits in 26 at-bats) against Ryu Hyun-jin, and he will eat one pot rice from the new season.