New York Mets give up right-hander Darin Rough (37).
The New York Post reported on the 27th, citing sources, that the Mets plan to transfer Ruff.
Ruff signed a two-year, $6.25 million contract with his former team, the San Francisco Giants, ahead of the 2022 season. He was left with a $250,000 buyout for a $3 million salary for the 2023 season and a team option ($3.5 million) for the 2024 season.
The New York Post reported that the Mets pushed for a trade to save even a portion of this amount, but eventually chose to embrace the full salary and release it.
Ruff, who had experience playing for the Samsung Lions in the KBO League, was traded from San Francisco to the Mets during last season. The Mets traded four players, including JD Davis, for him.
In 90 appearances in San Francisco, he recorded a batting average of 0.216, on-base percentage, 0.328, slugging percentage, 0.373, 11 home runs, and 38 RBIs. After the transfer, he recorded a batting average of 0.152, on-base percentage, 0.216, and slugging percentage of 0.197 in 28 games. He had no home runs.
As a right-handed hitter who specializes in dealing with lefties, he showed a better performance against lefties last season with a batting average of 0.222, on-base percentage, 0.322, and slugging percentage of 0.430 against righties (0.188/0.293/0.256). He left a disastrous performance with an OPS of 0.428.메이저사이트
He didn’t show any improvement in the demonstration game either. In February, he received injection treatment for a wrist injury, and even after that, he went 5 hits and 1 home run in 30 at-bats.
According to the New York Post, the Mets decided to include Tim Locastro on the bench instead. This season, as stealing was encouraged due to rule changes such as pitch clock and base size expansion, the decision was made to bring in Locastro, who is quick on his feet.
Rough will be eligible for free agency as soon as he passes the waiver. He is free to sign with the rest of the club. A new team can sign him for a minimum salary. The rest will be borne by the Mets. He’s been productive against lefties, so there’s a chance that teams will be interested.