‘KBO MVP’ Peddie eventually moves to the big league Signed 2-year contract with White Sox for 19.7 b

Eric Peddy signed a contract with the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball.

Eric Peddy (30), who won the KBO League regular season Most Valuable Player (MVP) this year, finally returned to the big league.

Jeff Passan of ESPN, an American sports media outlet, announced on his social media on the 6th (Korean time), “Peddy has agreed to a two-year, $15 million contract with the Chicago White Sox.”

Although the details of the contract have not been confirmed, it is a large contract with an annual average of $7.5 million (approximately KRW 9.846 billion) and a total value of $15 million (approximately KRW 19.69 billion).

Peddie, who was in the major league's full-time starting rotation until 2022, signed a contract with NC for a total of $1 million this year and bombarded the KBO League.

Peddie pitched 180⅓ innings in 30 games this season, recording 20 wins, 6 losses, an ERA of 2.00, and 209 strikeouts. He achieved the 'triple crown' by dominating the three major pitcher categories, including most wins, earned run average, and strikeouts, and also achieved the feat of simultaneously recording 20 wins and 200 strikeouts for the first time in 37 years since Sun Dong-yeol in 1986.

With his near-perfect performance, Peddie won MVP.

It was only natural that ‘love calls’ poured in for Peddie after the season. He showed interest not only in the major leagues but also in the Japanese league.

The original team, NC, also showed its intention to renew the contract by making the maximum offer, including a multi-year contract, but it was difficult to win the 'money game' due to the conditions of the KBO League, which has a salary cap for foreigners.

Peddie eventually returned to the major league after two years.

Peddie, whose annual salary from the Washington Nationals was $2.15 million (about 2.82 billion won) just before coming to the KBO League, returned with his salary more than tripled. 스포츠토토맨

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