Cleveland acquires outfielder Laureano from Oakland

The trade market is closed, but player recruitment continues.

Local media such as ‘’ reported on the 8th (Korean time) that the Cleveland Guardians would sign outfielder Ramon Laureano (29). The club also made an official announcement soon after.스포츠토토

Laureano was recently waived by the Oakland Athletics after being transferred. The Guardians recruited him through a waiver claim method.

Since it is a waiver claim method, he must bear all of his remaining annual salary. He was making a $3.55 million salary this season. He could exercise his holding until 2025 instead.

Laureano played in 471 games over six seasons in the major leagues, batting average of 0.246, on-base percentage of 0.318, and slugging percentage of 0.433.

This season, he posted a batting average of 0.213, on-base percentage, 0.280, slugging percentage, 0.364, 6 home runs and 21 RBIs in 64 games. He stayed in the 60% OPS for two consecutive years and showed productivity that fell short of expectations.

His defensive skills were recognized. He has a +17 DRS (Defensive Runs Saved) in his major league career.

In the past, he caught a fly ball in the outfield and threw it straight to first base to make a double hit, which made him quite famous.

This season, he was tied for fourth in Oakland with a bWAR (baseball reference win contribution-to-replacement ratio) of 1.1.

Meanwhile, the Guardians traded right-hander Chris Valemont to make room for him on the 40-man roster.

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