The Tampa Bay Rays extend the contract with right-hander Pete Fairbanks (30).
The Rays announced on the 28th (Korean time) that they had agreed to a three-year contract extension with Fairbanks. The size of the contract they revealed is 12 million dollars (14.82 billion won).
This included a team option for the 2026 season. It is a structure that can increase up to $24.6 million depending on team options and incentives.] 안전놀이터
Fairbanks, who made his big league debut with the Texas Rangers in 2019, moved to Tampa Bay in July 2019 in a one-on-one trade for Nick Solak.
He went 11-12 with 30 holds and 15 saves in 119 appearances over four years in the major leagues, with an earned run average of 3.46. In particular, in the last three seasons, he recorded an average ERA of 2.70 in 98 games, contributing to the team’s advancement to the postseason.
Last season, his season debut was delayed due to a side injury, and he only appeared in 24 games, but he did well with an ERA of 1.13. According to the Rays team, he ranked second in WHIP (0.67), fourth in earned run average, and fifth in batting average (0.159) in the American League among pitchers who threw 20 or more innings. He struck out 43.7% of batters he faced, the second highest percentage behind Edwin Diaz (50.2%). He finished the season with 22 consecutive scoreless innings.
Fairbanks, who is recording 3 years and 57 days of service time, replaced the remaining salary adjustment with this contract. If the team option is executed, the acquisition of FA qualification will also be delayed by one year.