‘Up to 4 years and $100 million’ Gray officially joins STL “I always wanted to play in St. Louis
Gray officially signed with St. Louis.
The St. Louis Cardinals signed a free agent contract with Sonny Gray on November 28 (Korean time). Gray held a press conference to join the team and officially wore the St. Louis uniform.
The contract is guaranteed for 3 years and $75 million, and if options are included, the contract can increase to a maximum of 4 years and $100 million. It is a contract that is guaranteed until the 2026 season and has a club option of $30 million ($5 million buyout) for the 2027 season.
Gray said at his press conference that day, “I wanted to play in St. Louis. Every time I visited Busch Stadium as an away team player, I thought it was a really cool place. I saw how the St. Louis fans cheered for the team, and the fans “I know what I want. And as a player, I also want that,” he said about joining the team.
Gray played as an ace for the Minnesota Twins this season. He appeared in 32 games, pitched 184 innings, and had a record of 8 wins, 8 losses, and a 2.79 earned run average. He finished second in American League Cy Young voting behind Gerrit Cole (NYY), who won the unanimous Cy Young Award. 안전놀이터
St. Louis is one of the most prestigious clubs in the Major League. The club that started as the St. Louis Browns in 1882 became the St. Louis Cardinals in 1900, and the name has been used for more than a century. They have won a total of 11 World Series championships, the second most wins after the New York Yankees .
Gray said of becoming a member of St. Louis: “No matter where I play, I want to win. I walked here today and saw history. St. Louis is a baseball city. I’m thrilled to be a part of it.” He expressed satisfaction.