Ha-seong Kim (San Diego Padres) former teammate Will Myers (33) received a release notice from the Cincinnati Reds.
Major League Trade Rumors (MLBTR)안전놀이터 reported on the 21st (Korean time), “Cincinnati has processed Myers nomination.”
Myers began his professional career after being drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the third round, 91st overall, in the 2009 draft. He made his big league debut at the 2013 Tampa Bay Rays. That year, he appeared in 88 games and collected 98 hits and 13 home runs with a batting average of 0.293 OPS and 0.831, winning the title of ‘Rookie of the Year’.
From the 2015 season, he wore a San Diego uniform and ate a bowl of rice with Kim Ha-sung. He played for 8 years. In 2016, he was also selected as an All-Star for the first time in his care
Myers, who suffered from a knee injury last year and recorded 77 hits, 7 home runs, a batting average of 0.261 OPS and 0.713 in 77 games, rejected the $20 million option for the 2023 season and was released as a free agent. And he took Cincinnati’s hand.
But he hasn’t been good all season. He was placed on the disabled list in May due to a kidney stone injury, and never returned. In 37 games, he had a batting average of 0.189, 3 homers, 12 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.540.
This put Myers in a position to find a new team once again. If the nomination is processed, a one-week waiver notice period is given. If you cannot transfer to another team during that period, you can become a free agent with a complete release.
Myers’ annual salary this year is $6 million. Of that, $3.34 million remains. There is also a reward of $1.5 million. He has to pay a total of 4.84 million dollars (about 6.2 billion won).
The media looked at, “At this point, there is no possibility that the club will pay 4.84 million dollars to bring Meyers. Even if they do, the price will be considerable. In the end, Myers will pass the waiver.”