Reporter Kim Joo-hee = The Cleveland Guardians have acquired catcher Mike Zunino (31). quoted a source on the 14th (Korean time) and said, “Cleveland has signed a contract with Zunino for 6 million dollars (about 7.78 billion won) for one year.”

Initially, it was known that Cleveland was aiming for Sean Murphy to reinforce their catcher. But when Murphy traded from the Oakland Athletics to the Atlanta Braves in a triangle trade, Cleveland switched to Zunino. 토토사이트

Zunino, who entered the big leagues in 2013, went through the Seattle Mariners and the Tampa Bay Rays.

He ended his season early this year in June when he underwent surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome. He also recorded a batting average of 0.148, 5 homers and 16 RBIs.

However, in the 2021 season, he proved his power by hitting 33 home runs in 109 games and was selected as an All-Star for the first time in his life. He also received good ratings on defense.

His career average is 0.200 with 146 home runs and 361 RBIs in 850 games.

Cleveland, which has catcher prospect Bo Naylor, expects the experienced Zunino to serve as a ‘link’ until Naylor settles down in the major leagues.

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