Louise Araez, the AL batting king. Winning the Salary Agreement Club…an annual salary of 7.5 billion won
Last year, Major League American League batting champion Luis Araez (26) won the salary adjustment.
The Major League Baseball Salary Adjustment Committee said on the 2nd that it ruled in favor of Luis Araez as a result of the salary adjustment hearing applied by the Miami Marlins club and Araes.
This marks the first time Luis Araez has beaten the club in the off-season salary adjustment committee. Earlier, Diego Castillo (Seattle Mariners) applied for mediation, and the club won.
Araez demanded $6.1 million in annual salary this year from $2.2 million last year, but Miami offered $5 million to start adjusting its salary.
Araez, who made his major league debut in 2019, batted 0.316 8 home runs and 49 RBIs with the Minnesota Twins last year. In the batting average category, he rose to the top of the American League and blocked the triple crown of home run and RBI king Aaron Judge (New York Yankees, 0.311).
However, Araez moved the team last month when Minnesota completed a trade with Miami and adjusted his salary with Miami.
Araez, who played 61 games as a first baseman last year, 34 games as a designated hitter, and 31 games as a second baseman, is expected to play mainly as a second baseman in Miami this year.
Meanwhile, Choi Ji-man (32, Pittsburgh Pirates) will also go through the salary adjustment committee this offseason. Choi Ji-man claimed $5.4 million in annual salary this year, while Pittsburgh offered $4.65 million.