Outfielder Matt Baty (30), who moved from the Los Angeles Dodgers to the San Diego Padres but ‘exploded’, will make a fresh start with the Kansas City Royals.
Reporter Mark Finesand of ‘MLB.com’ reported on the 11th (Korean time) that Batie signed a minor league contract with Kansas City. In February, he participates in spring training as an invited player.
Batie, a right-handed left-handed outfielder and first baseman, was selected by the Dodgers in the 12th round, 372nd overall, in the 2015 draft. He fulfilled his major league debut dream with the Dodgers in 2019. 안전놀이터
In 99 games, he had a batting average of 2.6, 5 runs, 66 hits, 9 homers, 46 RBIs, and an OPS of .775. In 2021, he recorded an OPS of .765 with 7 home runs and 40 RBIs in 120 games.
In March of last year, he moved to San Diego through a trade with minor league pitcher and infielder River Ryan, but his performance plummeted. He bottomed out with a 20-game batting average of 9 pennies, 4 hits, no home run, and 1 RBI OPS of .333.
He was absent due to a left shoulder injury in early May and had a hiatus of about four months before returning in early September. In Triple A, he posted a batting average of .27, 2 homers, 13 RBIs, and an OPS of .715 in 35 games.
However, after being designated for transfer (DFA) in San Diego in September, he became a free agent with a complete release. He makes a fresh start in Kansas City and continues his big league rematch.