The SSG Landers of the Korea Baseball Group have introduced that they’ve signed outfielder Guillermo Heredia (hat tip to Dan Kurtz of MyKBO.web). Heredia will earn $900K, with the potential for incomes an extra $100K in efficiency bonuses.
Heredia, who was projected to make $1.1MM in his last journey by the arbitration course of, was non-tendered by the Braves in November. A veteran of components of seven Main League seasons, Heredia joined Atlanta after the 2020 season, having been designated for project by the Mets, and would go on to win a World Collection with the membership.
Heredia appeared in 74 video games (82 plate appearances) with the Braves through the 2022 season. Nevertheless, he hit a poor .158/.220/.342 with a colossal 39% strikeout fee and below-average 7.3% stroll fee. Whereas by no means a significant component on the plate, with a profession .231/.310/.346 line, 20% strikeout fee, and eight.3% stroll fee, the right-handed hitter has a historical past of above-average fielding, having accrued at the least 5 Outs Above Common (OAA) in 5 of his seven seasons. Nonetheless, through the 2022 season, Heredia earned 0 OAA whereas posting 1 Defensive Run Saved and a 0.8 Final Zone Score.
With the Braves internet hosting an outfield of three-time All-Star Ronald Acuna Jr., reigning Rookie of the 12 months Michael Harris, Eddie Rosario, and two-time All-Star Marcell Ozuna, Heredia was evidently deemed non-essential by the membership. As a substitute, Heredia, who turns 32 years outdated in January, will make the transition abroad. He’ll earn a increase in comparison with a minor league wage and might discover a return to MLB if his time in South Korea proves fruitful.