The trumpet melody will resonate at Gwangju-KIA Champions Field again next year. KIA Tigers foreign hitter Socrates Brito has renewed his contract.

On the 18th, the KIA club announced, “We have completed a contract renewal with foreign hitter Socrates Brito (born in 1992) for a total of $1.2 million.”

The contract details include a down payment of 300,000 dollars, an annual salary of 500,000 dollars, and an option of $400,000.

Socrateso, who debuted in the Arizona Diamondbacks uniform in 2015 and played for the Toronto Blue Jays, recorded a batting average of 0.179, 5 home runs, 18 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.525 in 99 games over 4 seasons. 카지노사이트랭크

His career records in the minor league are 11 seasons, 1,005 games, a batting average of 0.287, 80 home runs, 520 RBI, and 180 stolen bases.

In the 2021 season, which was the season before heading to Korea, he played in 107 games for the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Rail Riders

a Triple A team under the New York Yankees, and recorded a batting average of 0.251 and 23 stolen bases.

Socrates then signed a contract with KIA for $900,000 at the end of 2021, and made his KBO League debut the following year.

At the time, the KIA team said, “Socrates is a mid- to long-distance hitter who is evaluated as showing aggressive base running play and wide defensive ability based on his quick power.

He introduced, “His strong shoulders are also considered a strength.”

Socrates experienced ups and downs in April last year with 22 hits in 103 at-bats, a batting average of 0.227, 1 home run, and 9 RBIs, but he quickly rebounded in May.

Concerns were dispelled in May with 44 hits in 106 at-bats, a batting average of 0.415, 5 home runs, and 28 RBIs, and the trend was maintained in June with 33 hits in 96 at-bats, a batting average of 0.344, 5 home runs, and 9 RBIs.

In particular, Socrates was loved by many fans with his unique and addictive cheer song.

Then came the crisis. Socrates was injured when he was hit in the face by Kim Gwang-hyun’s pitch during an away game against SSG Landers in early July, and was diagnosed with a fractured nasal bone as a result of a hospital examination and had to sit out for a while.

However, he made a quick recovery, improved his practical skills through Futures League games at the end of July, and returned to the first team in early August, helping the team compete for rankings in the second half of the season.

Meanwhile, the team ended the regular season in 5th place and advanced to the wild card match. Socrates’ final season performance was 127 games, 514 at-bats, 160 hits, batting average of 0.311, 17 home runs, 77 RBI, OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.848.

KIA did not hesitate to renew the contract after the end of the season, and completed the renewal of the contract with Socrates on November 8 of last year.

At the time, the KIA club highly praised Socrates’ role, saying, “He has established himself as the core of the team’s offense and defense by playing a role as a problem solver in the central batting lineup along with solid center field defense.”

Socrates showed his true value this season as well. He appeared in 142 regular season games

where he had 156 hits in 547 at-bats, a batting average of .285, 20 home runs, 96 RBI, 91 runs scored, and an OPS of 0.807.

He performed well as a central hitter, recording the most hits, home runs, runs scored, and RBI in the team in four categories.

Socrates, who has already adapted to the league, maintained a steady pace from the beginning of this season and lived up to the team’s expectations by producing home runs and RBIs.

In particular, he contributed greatly to the team in defense, playing all outfield positions, including center fielder (827⅓ innings), right fielder (261 innings), and left fielder (118⅔ innings).

Socrates expressed his thoughts on renewing his contract through the club, saying

I am happy to accompany the KIA Tigers next year,” and “I want to prepare well with my teammates for next season and give Tigers fans a win.”

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