1.23 million won, 38.2 billion ‘Jackpot’…888 Springs, 4-year extension contract with Tampa Bay, up to 81 billion won
Pitcher Jeffrey Springs (31), whom the Tampa Bay Rays extended on the 26th (Korean time), is a hot topic.
Springs signed a four-year, $31 million contract with Tampa Bay.
What’s interesting is the down payment he received during his rookie draft.
According to US media outlets, Springs was drafted 888th overall in the 30th round by the Texas Rangers in 2015.
At this time, the down payment that Texas paid him was only 1,000 dollars (1.23 million) won.
His ransom soared to 38.2 billion won. 안전놀이터
If he stays in Tampa Bay until the 2017 season, including various incentives, he will receive up to 65.75 million dollars (approximately 81 billion won).
Springs, who debuted in the big leagues in 2018, returned to Tampa Bay for the 2021 season via the Boston Red Sox in 2020.
He pitched as a bullpen pitcher until the 2021 season, but turned into a starting pitcher in May of last year.
In 33 games, including 25 starts, he went 9-5 with an earned run average of 2.46, making a leap forward as a pitcher. He showed off ‘knife’ control, striking out 144 in 135⅓ innings and allowing only 31 walks.