On the 26th (Korean time), ‘MLB Trade Rumors (MLBTR)’, which delivers news on the major league transfer market, reported the news of the extension of the contract extension of Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Alec Manoa (25). Yet Manoa said he has not had any discussions with the club.

Manoa was drafted by Toronto with the 11th overall pick in the first round of the 2019 draft. Manoa, who debuted in the major leagues in 2021, recorded an average ERA of 3.22 with 9 wins and 2 losses in 20 games. He had a great debut season. In the 2022 season, his second year, he defended the Toronto mound with a 2.24 earned run average of 16 wins and 7 losses in 31 games.

Manoa has established himself as a key pitcher in Toronto. After the 2027 season, he will qualify as a free agent. There is still a lot of time left before obtaining FA qualification, but Toronto is trying to protect Manoa with a long-term contract. But not right away. It is true that an extended contract with Manoa, an essential resource for the team, must be signed, but there has been no talk of a contract between the club and the player yet.

Manoa predicted that the contract extension would not proceed in the near future, saying, “Nothing has been discussed. I don’t think I’m a priority right now.” He added, “There are no uncomfortable feelings. It’s part of the business.” 먹튀검증

Toronto has several players who need to sign extensions. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is one of them. Guerrero Jr., who won two All-Stars in 2021-2022 and 1st in American League home runs (48) and 111 runs in 2021, is a slugger who won first baseman Silver Slugger and Gold Glove. He is set to become a free agent after the 2026 season, but Toronto has yet to offer the player a contract extension.

Manoa also expressed his intention to “play for a long time in Toronto.” Of course, this is only possible if there is an amicable negotiation with the club. As there is still a lot of time left until free agency, attention is paid to whether Manoa and Toronto can continue their accompaniment.

Meanwhile, Manoa is known as ‘Ryu Hyun-jin’ to Korean baseball fans. He maintains a close relationship with Ryu Hyun-jin, and recently Ryu Hyun-jin invited Manoa to serve Korean food. Manoa, who recently met with SpotTV News, boasted of her friendship with Ryu Hyun-jin, saying, “We ate together at Ryu Hyun-jin’s house. She ate ribs and kimchi stew.”

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