Tampa Bay to recruit right-hander Eflynn…
Tampa Bay Rays recruit right-hander Jack Epplin, 28, with record contract size.
Citing sources, local media such as “ESPN” reported on the 2nd (Korea Standard Time) that the Rays will recruit Evelyn for 40 million dollars (about 52 billion won) for three years.
Three years and $40 million is the highest FA contract in the history of the race club. According to the Tampa Bay Times, the previous record was five years and $35 million signed when Wilson Alvarez was recruited in 1998.
Ephrine was named to the San Diego Padres in the first round of the 2012 draft. In December 2014, he transferred to the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for a trade by Jimmy Rollins through the Los Angeles Dodgers.
He made his big league debut in 2016 and recorded 36 wins, 45 losses and a 4.49 ERA in 127 games over the past seven years. Throwing 163 1/3 innings in 2019 is the most innings pitched record.
In the 2022 season, he pitched 75 2/3 innings in 20 games and recorded a 4.04 ERA. WHIP 1.123, 1.0 home runs, 1.8 walks, and 7.7 strikeouts per 9 innings. He started the season as a starter, but left due to a knee injury after June, and after his return, he contributed to the team’s advance to the postseason as a bullpen pitcher.
Bob Nightingale, a reporter specializing in Major League Baseball for “USA Today,” said the Boston Red Sox offered the same amount. The fact that he lives in Orlando, Florida, close to Tampa Bay, seems to have affected it.