Reporter Moon Dae-hyun = Ha-sung Kim’s team, the San Diego Padres of the US Major League (MLB), is aiming for the World Series winning catcher.
The American Athletic said on the 12th (Korean time), “San Diego is considering signing free agent (FA) catcher Christian Vazquez (32).”
Vazquez, who made his big league debut with the Boston Red Sox in 2014, hit 23 home runs in the 2019 season and drew attention as a catcher with long hitting power.
Vazquez, who had only played for one team, moved to the Houston Astros in August, but after the transfer, he did not stand out with a batting average of 0.250, 1 home run, and OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.585 in 35 games.
However, he earned the second championship ring of his career by performing in the World Series against the Philadelphia Phillies.
With a career batting average of 0.261, 55 home runs and 276 RBIs in 733 games, Vazquez qualified as a free agent after the 2022 season. 안전놀이터
San Diego, which sent Jorge Alfaro (29), who served as a backup after the end of this season, seeks to reinforce the home with Vazquez.
San Diego, which lost the National League Championship Series just before advancing to the World Series this year, recently signed an 11-year, $280 million free agent contract with shortstop Xander Bogarts, aiming to win next season.
Among them, if Vasquez, who has a winning career, is recruited, it is expected that he will be able to build a more stable power.