‘Son of the Monster’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Toronto Blue Jays) set a new record for the highest annual salary adjustment in MLB and receives $19.9 million (approximately KRW 26.4 billion) in annual salary this year.
The Associated Press reported on the 8th (Korean time) that the MLB Salary Adjustment Committee accepted Guerrero Jr.’s request instead of the Toronto club’s offer. 스포츠토토
The three-member Salary Adjustment Committee panel listens to the opinions of the club and the player and then decides on the final salary based on the most persuasive opinion.
Guerrero Jr. asked for $19.9 million, and the Toronto team countered with $18.05 million.
Whether he wins or loses in the salary adjustment ruling, Guerrero Jr., who reserved the highest amount in salary adjustment history, starts the season in a good mood.
The previous highest salary adjustment ruling was $14 million received by Teoscar Hernández of the Seattle Mariners last year.
First baseman Guerrero Jr., who was selected as an All-Star three times in his career,
hit a batting average of 0.264 last year, hit 26 home runs and had 94 RBIs.
His annual salary increased by $5.4 million this year from $14.5 million last year.
Guerrero Jr., the son of Hall of Fame inductee father Guerrero Sr.,
turns 25 next month and has a career batting average of 0.279, 130 home runs, and 404 RBIs in Toronto alone.
In this year’s salary adjustment ruling, the player was ahead of the club with 6 wins and 2 losses.
There are 10 more salary adjustment rulings left.