Like ‘Ryu Hyun-jin’s Helper’, HOU’s main hitter? “Contract extension discussions in progress”

 The Houston Astros are discussing a contract extension with Kyle Tucker, who has established himself as a ‘signboard hitter’.

Brian McTackert of ‘’ had an interview with Houston Astros general manager Dana Brown on the 8th (Korean time), and in the process, the story of Tucker’s contract extension came out.

Tucker is the younger brother of Preston Tucker, who played for the KIA Tigers in the KBO League, and is well known to domestic baseball fans. Tucker stepped into the professional stage after being nominated by Houston with the 15th overall pick in the first round of the 2015 rookie draft, and stepped on the big league stage for the first time in 2018.

Tucker did not show much performance in his first season, but in the 2019 season, he started to stand out with 4 homers, 11 RBIs, a batting average of 0.269 and an OPS of 0.856 in 22 games. And in 58 games in 2020, where the shortened season was held, he was reborn as a starter with excellent results of 9 home runs, 42 RBIs, 33 runs, a batting average of 0.268 OPS and 0.837.

The career high season is 2019. In 140 games, Tucker swung a fire bat with 149 hits, 30 home runs, 92 RBIs, and 83 runs, a batting average of 0.294 OPS and 0.916. And last year, in 150 games, he recorded 140 hits, 30 homers, 107 RBIs, 71 runs, a batting average of 0.257 OPS and 0.808, winning the World Series (WS), being selected as an All-Star for the first time in his life, and winning the American League Gold Glove. 온라인바카라

Tucker asked for $7.5 million after the 2022 season ended. However, with Houston offering $5 million (about 6.2 billion won), they have not yet signed a contract for the 2023 season. However, like Bo Bisset, who agreed to a three-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays on the same day, the possibility of agreeing to an extension contract cannot be ruled out ahead of the salary adjustment hearing.

Tucker and Houston have been talking about a contract extension for a long time. Houston contacted Tucker’s agent in May of last year. At the time, their differences of opinion were not so great. According to ‘’, general manager Brown said, “We had a conversation with Tucker. Some of the work started before I took over as Houston general manager. Tucker will continue to talk because he is scheduled to appear in a salary adjustment hearing. “he said.

It remains to be seen whether Tucker, who has established himself as Houston’s franchise star and leading hitter, can sign an extension contract ahead of the salary adjustment hearing, like Bisset.

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