October 14, 2021 10:19
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Kim Kwang-hyun is likely to part ways with the big league club as his contract has expired, MLB.com said on Tuesday.
In an article discussing the problems facing the Cardinals this winter, the U.S. baseball website named a few players it predicted are "on their way out the door (but with little expectation of a return)." In addition to Kim, they are Matt Carpenter, Andrew Miller and Carlos Martinez, who are all free agents.
Before the beginning of the 2020 season, Kim signed a two-year contract guaranteeing him US$8 million, with a possibility of earning up to US$11 million (US$1=W1,193). He became a free agent at the end of this season, and returned to Korea on Monday.
He will take a well-deserved break for the time being and mull over the next step in his career. There is a possibility that he will return to the Korean league, where the SSG Landers, his former team, have first rights to him.
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