‘Beijing Olympics guy’ Gurriel, Miami Marlins

 Reporter Lee Myung-dong = MLB.com announced on the 10th (Korean time) that Yulieski Gurriel (39) will join the Major League (MLB) Miami Marlins.

MLB.com quoted sources and said that the Miami Marlins strengthened their infield backup through a contract with Gurriel on the 9th (local time). Miami did not directly confirm the contract with Gurriel.

Gurriel showed a sluggish performance in Houston last year with a batting average of 0.242 in 545 at-bats, 8 homers, 53 RBIs and 8 steals. Gurriel, who was injured in December of last year, found a new team as a free agent (FA).

Gurriel is a veteran who won the World Series twice (2017 and 2022) while with the Houston Astros. He won the 2021 American League (AL) First Baseman Gold Glove. 바카라사이트

In addition, Gurriel, who was 37 years old in the same year, became the second oldest player to win the batting title. The oldest batting champion title holder is Barry Bonds, who won the batting king in 2002 at the age of 38.

Gurriel entered the big leagues in 2016 and recorded a batting average of 0.284, 94 homers, 435 RBIs and 23 stolen bases over a total of 7 seasons.

Gurriel is also a famous player for Korean fans. It is because his name was imprinted in the baseball final between Korea and Cuba at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In the ninth inning, when Korea was maintaining an uneasy 3-2 lead, Gurriel, who came to the plate with one out and loaded the bases, hit a ground ball in front of the shortstop to give Korea the gold medal.

Meanwhile, it was reported that Jose Iglesias (23) also signed a contract with Miami that day.

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