By José Alejandro Rodríguez Zas
The extraclass Cuban pitcher Raisel Iglesias, the Los Angeles Angels’ closer in the recently concluded MLB 2021 season, today rejected the qualified offer he received from said franchise for an amount of 18.4 million dollars to continue with the team in the following season. of the best baseball in the world.
The information was released by Ken Rosenthal, a journalist for the prestigious media outlet The Athletic, on his Twitter profile. In this way, Raisel officially becomes a free agent and as soon as he manages to sign with any other team in the majors, the Angels will receive a selection in next year’s draft as compensation.
Immediately, the team of Full swing got in touch with Raisel, a regular participant in the live shows that take place in our YouTube channel and, in addition to confirming the news, he explained the reason for his decision.
«I’m looking for a four-year contract and I have to take advantage of my moment, which is now. I also want to enjoy free agency. Thank God, I worked very hard this past year to have a good free agency, God willing, “said the speedy closer.
As is known, the qualified offer is for only one season and although 18.4 million for a reliever is a considerably high sum, a salary that would place the Cuban as the highest paid closer in Las Mayores, that is not Raisel’s goal, for many the best closer available today in free agency in excellent condition to sign for four or five years and more than 10 million per season with any team in the majors, even the Angels themselves.
In the last MLB 2021 campaign, Raisel he had a 7-5 balance with 35 saved games, in 65 pitches as a reliever, with an ERA of 2.57 and a WHIP of 0.93, in addition to 103 strikeouts delivered in 70 complete innings of labor and a rival average of just. 207, excellent numbers to look for a better contract.
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