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All-weather bullpen Gibbons turns around and signs with Baltimore, ‘home team’

Right-handed pitcher Michael Gibbons (32) will return to his former team, the Baltimore Orioles.

According to MLB.com, the official homepage of Major League Baseball on the 20th (Korean time), Gibbons signed a contract with Baltimore on the condition of receiving an annual salary of 3 million dollars (3.9 billion won) for one year. In 2024, a mutual option of 6 million dollars (7.8 billion won) is included, and if the player refuses, a buyout amount of 1 million dollars (1.3 billion won) and if the club refuses, 2 million dollars (2.6 billion won) will be received. 스포츠토토

Gibbons is Baltimore’s home team. He was selected by Baltimore in the 2nd round with the 54th overall pick in the 2009 draft. He debuted in the big leagues in 2015, and raised his best stock price by winning 8 games each as a bullpen pitcher in 2016 and 2017. In 2017, he recorded 8 wins, 1 loss, 21 holds, and an ERA of 2.75 in 69 appearances, a career high.

Gibbons was traded to the Colorado Rockies in August 2020 and then went through the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs. He went 7-3 with 7 holds and 2 saves with a 3.38 ERA in 59 appearances for the Cubs and New York Mets this season. It is highly valued as an all-weather bullpen resource capable of both middle and finish.