Christian Javier, who laid the foundation for the ‘team no-hit no-run’ twice last year, signed an extension contract with the Houston Astros. He plans to stay with Houston for another five years.
Bob Nightingale of ‘USA Today’ said on the 11th (hereinafter Korean time), “The Houston Astros have signed a five-year, $64 million (approximately 81.3 billion won) contract extension with Christian Javier.”
According to바카라 Brian McTaggart of ‘MLB.com’, Javier will earn an annual salary of $3 million in 2023 (about 3.8 billion won), $7 million in 2024 (about 8.8 billion won), $10 million in 2025 (about 12.7 billion won), and 2026. 21 million dollars (about 26.6 billion won), receive 21 million dollars in 2027. And he signed a contract that includes a signing bonus of 2 million dollars (about 2.5 billion won).
Javier first stepped on the big league stage with the Houston Astros in 2020, and stood out by recording 5-2 with a 3.48 ERA in 12 games (10 starts). And the following year, he went back and forth between the starter and the bullpen, recording an ERA of 3.55 with 4 wins, 1 loss, 5 holds and 2 saves in 36 games (9 starts).
My career high season was last year. His role as a key player has not changed, but his last year was more of a selection compared to 2021. Javier pitched in 30 games (25 starts) in the 2022 season and played 148⅔innings, recording a career high season with an average ERA of 2.54 with 11 wins, 9 losses and 1 hold, contributing greatly to Houston’s World Series victory.
In particular, Javier was also the star of the major league new history last year. Javier took the mound as a starting pitcher on June 26 of last year and threw a ‘no hit’ pitch, and the bullpen pitchers who followed also showed flawless pitches and completed a team no hit.
In addition, Javier started in Game 4 of the World Series against the Philadelphia Phillies and started with a ‘no hit’ with 2 walks, 9 strikeouts and no runs in 6 innings, and Ryan Abreu (1 inning) – Rafael Montero (1 inning) – Ryan Presley (1 inning). Innings), Pil Seung-jo also continued the trend, creating the ‘first’ World Series team in the major leagues with no hits.
Meanwhile, based on his good performance last year, Javier will participate as the Dominican Republic national team in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) to be held in March.