He can grow a beard again. This is the story of Major League Baseball infielder Isaiah Kainer-Falefa (28), who entered the “Empire of Evil” by garnering attention.
MLB.COM reported on the 28th (Korea time) that the Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a two-year contract with Kiner-Falefa. The total amount is 15 million dollars (19.4 billion U.S. dollars).
Kainer-Falefa won the Gold Glove Award as the third baseman of the American League (AL) during the 2020 season when he was a member of the Texas Rangers. He had only 26 homers in total during the six seasons (2018-2023), but his batting average was not bad at 0.261. More than anything, he is a player who can play both shortstop, second and third base. He pitched 566 innings as an outfielder in one season.월카지노
The Toronto Blue Jays are concentrating their efforts on strengthening their power in the Stove League this winter. The team is expected to make aggressive investments as it competed until the last minute in the bid to recruit Shohei Ohtani, a 10-year contract signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Currently, Toronto seems to have changed its course by renewing internal contracts and strengthening “quasi-par” players, rather than recruiting big fish. On the previous day, it renewed its contract with outfielder Kevin Kiermaier for 10.5 million dollars, and on the same day, it also recruited multi-infielder Kainer-Palepa.
Kiner-Falefa is a player who drew attention two years ago for his two-day career with three teams. He moved back to the New York Yankees after going to Minnesota in March 2022 as part of a 3-2 trade between the Texas and Minnesota Twins. It happened just eight hours after the Minnesota Twins posted a photo of manager Rocco Baldelli and Kiner-Falefa together on their social media.
The Yankees do not allow his player to grow a beard. He also needs to keep his mustache in order. Kiner-Falefa, who grew a beard when he was with Texas, also shaved his head after the Yankees’ transfer was confirmed.
Kainer-Falefa was expected to be the new starting shortstop for the Yankees. Due to Derek Jeter (retired), who is nicknamed “Captain Forever,” the Yankees’ starting shortstop was always in the spotlight. Didi Gregorius stayed in his position for a while after Jeter retired, but he also moved from the Stove League to the Philadelphia Phillies after a slump in the 2019 season, which was the fifth season since he became the starting pitcher.
“I’ve always dreamed of a player like No. 2 (jitter),” Keiner-Falefa said on his personal social media as he headed to the Yankees. However, he failed to keep up with shortstop position. He played full-time in 142 games in the 2022 season, but mainly played as an outfielder in the 2023 season, losing out to Anthony Wolfie, a promising player.
Kiner-Falefa, who is able to grow his beard again, is set to start anew. Toronto’s infielders include Witte Merrifield, Cavan Biggio, Davis Schneider, Santiago Espinal, and second-ranked Orelvis Martinez. Kiner-Falefa has a chance to play as an outfielder in the 2024 season.