Shocked NPB career .300 hitter with a sharp cut of 2.2 billion won in annual salary.
Yoshio Itoi (39, Hanshin Tigers), a Japanese professional baseball slugger who has a career batting average of .300, has lost 2.2 billion won in annual salary.
Itoy signed an annual salary of 188 million yen next year at the Hanshin club’s office in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan on the 9th. This year’s annual salary has been cut from 400 million yen to 215 million yen. A huge amount has been cut by 2.24 billion won in Korean money.
In Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball, players with an annual salary of more than 100 million yen have a 40 percent reduction limit, but Itoy showed a 54 percent cut, far exceeding that. Based on the contract renewal of the original team that did not move the team, the team was hit by the cold wind due to the fifth-ever cut in the Japanese professional baseball league and the biggest cut in the Hanshin team 토토사이트
According to Japanese media, including Sports Hochi, Itoy expressed his salary cut as “a tremendous corona shock” after signing the contract, saying, “This year, he failed to make it to the regulation and often was on the bench. (reduction of annual salary cuts. This is the world that happens when you’re sick. Still, the contract was evaluated and signed. I really appreciate the club,” he said.
Itoy, who had surgery on his left ankle and opened the season, had a pain in his right knee during the season, and only played 86 games. He has a batting average of 268, two home runs and 28 RBIs, all of which are the worst records since he moved to Hanshin in 2016. He will be 40 years old next year. With Kosuke Fukudome (Junichi) leaving the team after the season, he is now the oldest player in Hanshin.
Itoy said, “I don’t think I’m the kettle. I want to challenge myself so that I can compete in all games. “I want to be the oldest player on the team, so I will be a player who can deliver something to young players. As I came to Hanshin to win the championship, I will make sure to rinse manager Akihiro Yano next year.
Right-handed outfielder Itoy made his professional debut with the Nippon Ham Fighters in 2007. He moved to the Orix Buffaloes in 2013 and Hanshin in 2017 and is batting .300 with 1696 hits, 165 home runs, 725 RBIs and 299 steals in 1,588 games in 14 seasons. For 11 consecutive years from 2008 to 1919, he showed off his accuracy with nine .300 batting average including regular at-bats.