Araes wins MLB batting title for two consecutive years

Luis Araes (Miami Marlins), who ranked first in MLB (MLB) in batting for two consecutive years, lost to the club in a salary adjustment decision.

The Associated Press reported on the 15th (Korean time) that Araes will receive $10.6 million (approximately 14.1 billion won) as annual salary this year, as suggested by the club, instead of the $12 million he wanted.

After listening to the opinions of Araes and Miami, the MLB Salary Adjustment Committee ruled in favor of the club.

Araes' annual salary increased by $4.5 million from $6.1 million last year.

Araes won against the club in last year's salary adjustment ruling, but lost this year.

Araes, who recorded a batting average of 0.316 and ranked first in the league in batting in 2022 while playing for the American League's Minnesota Twins, moved to the National League's Miami in January of the following year.

At the same time as the transfer, he entered into a salary adjustment against his new team, Miami, and won.At the time, Miami offered $5 million, more than double the price of $2.125 million, and Araes asked for $6.1 million.

Araes hit a batting average of 0.354 last year and became the National League batting champion.

He attempted to win for two consecutive years by adding a batting champion premium, but was unable to achieve his goal this year.Araes will become eligible as a free agent (FA) after the 2025 season.

Araes, an all-purpose infielder who throws with his right hand and hits with his left hand, is a hitter whose batting average has exceeded .300 four times since his debut in the big league in 2019.His career batting average is 0.326, and he gave up 173 hits in 2022 and 203 last year.

As of this day, in this year's salary adjustment ruling, the player was ahead of the club with 7 wins and 5 losses. 스포츠토토