Tommy La Stella, who was released from the San Francisco Giants earlier this month, will wear a Seattle Mariners uniform.
Seattle said on its official SNS on the 20th (Korean time), “I will spend the 2023 season with infielder La Stella. He signed a one-year major league contract with us.”
The amount of the contract was not disclosed, but the three-year, $18.75 million contract signed with San Francisco in 2021 still applies. As a result, 안전놀이터 it is expected that he will receive the minimum salary in Seattle.
La Stella debuted in the Atlanta Braves uniform in 2014, and recorded a career batting average of 0.267, 40 home runs, 204 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.736 while touring five teams. In 2019, he was selected as an All-Star, and in 2016, he even picked up a World Series championship ring.
He has not played in 100 games since playing in 123 games in the 2018 season. As he was injured in many areas, he seldom joined the roster.
In the end, former team San Francisco issued a notice of release to make room for Taylor Rogers, and the team moved to Seattle.
Currently, Seattle has second baseman Colton Wong. He looks to be able to take on the designated hitter along with his backup role. The current designated hitter candidates are Eugenio Suarez, Teosca Hernandez and AJ Pollack, all right-handed hitters. Left-handed hitter La Stella could be another candidate.
Meanwhile, Seattle filled their 40-man roster with the addition of La Stella, and left-hander Justin Sheffield was assigned to fill the spot.