The Phillies Philadelphia finally made a decision and declined the contract option for the 2022 season of Major League Baseball – MLB of the Venezuelan Odubel HerreraThis despite having a fairly good prudent performance in the last season.
The Phillies made it official on Wednesday that they declined the contract option of outfielder Odubel Herrera, who at first glance is not in the organization’s plans for the upcoming 2022 Major League season.
The Venezuelan Herrera for the 2021 season received a second chance by this organization of the Phillies for his situation of domestic violence, performing in a discreet way and playing a good number of games, earning a place on the line for the first time since the 2019 campaign. , but for next year things seem to be different.
Philadelphia declined the option for 2022 which was for a total of $ 11.5 million, so they will have to pay this player $ 2.5 million. However, this does not make the Venezuelan player a free agent in the MLB, this because he still has one more year under contractual control with this team and there is the possibility that he will go to salary arbitration.
Although the Phillies did not exercise the $ 11.5M option for 2022 for Odúbel Herrera, he has not yet become a Free Agent. He still has one more year under the club’s contractual control and is eligible for arbitration. https://t.co/PZaIA8sLpr
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The Phillies and all of baseball seem to have forgiven Odubel Herrera for his past mistakes, in addition, he repented for them and showed on the field of play during the 2021 MLB season that he is ready to do things right, since his Numbers were low-key on his comeback campaign.
“El Torito” had 117 hits, 13 home runs, 51 RBIs, 59 runs, six stolen bases, AVG of .260, OBP of .310, OPS of .726 and an SLG of .416 in 124 games with the Phillies.
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Odúbel Herrera with no chance with the Phillies for 2022