Hanwha WAR 1st place → contract renewal canceled → minor contract… Tuchman is set to try again at ML.

Mike Tuckman (33), who broke up with the Hanwha Eagles, will try again in the major leagues.

‘MLB Trade Rumors’ reported on the 14th (Korean time), “The Chicago Cubs have signed a minor league contract with FA Tuchman.” 

Tuchman, who made his big league debut in a Colorado Rockies uniform in 2017, stood out after transferring to the New York Yankees in 2019. At that time, 메이저사이트 Tuchman played in 87 games and made his presence known by posting a batting average of 0.277, 13 homers, 47 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.865.

However, the following year, he stayed in 43 games, and was sluggish with a batting average of 0.242, 14 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.648. There were no home runs. In 2021, he was traded to the San Francisco Giants during the season, and that year he only had a batting average of 0.181 and an OPS of 0.567. His career major league performance was 257 games with a batting average of .231, 17 home runs, 78 RBIs, and 17 stolen bases for an OPS of 0.704.

Last year, Tuchman took on a new challenge. He joined hands with Hanwha and entered the KBO league. Tuchman, who mainly started as a leadoff, wielded a .300 hit through June. However, starting in July, the pace fell, and the season ended with a batting average of 0.289, 12 homers, 43 RBIs, 19 steals, and an OPS of 0.796.

Tuchman showed dedication by participating in all 144 games, and ranked first in the team with a WAR (contribution to win over substitute) of 4.98 based on stats, but failed to renew the contract. Hanwha recruited power hitter Brian O’Grady to replace Tuchman. The terms of the contract are a total of $900,000 ($700,000 annual salary, $200,000 incentive).

Cody Bellinger, Seiya Suzuki, and Ian Happ are holding out in the Cubs outfield. Tuchman will realistically have to compete for the backup outfield spot.

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