Ross Stripling, who transferred to the San Francisco Giants as a perfect replacement for Ryu Hyun-jin (Toronto Blue Jays), who was out due to injury last year, recalled the contract process.
In an interview with ‘Sportsnet’ on the 14th (Korean time), Stripling said, “The time I spent in Toronto was very good, and I was happy until the end. I wanted to stay in Toronto.”
“Toronto and San Francisco offered exactly the same amount. However, San Francisco has added an opt-out clause. I had no choice but to choose San Francisco,” he explained. 안전놀이터
Stripling changed his uniform for two years and $25 million. According to him, Toronto also offered the same amount, but he changed his mind to an additional opt-out clause. He can exercise his opt-out option after the 2023 season ends.
He has shown that he has not lived up to expectations as a starting pitcher, but last year was different. He recorded 10 wins, 4 losses, 3.01 ERA, and 111 strikeouts, and is evaluated as having perfectly filled the spot of Ryu Hyun-jin, who was missing due to injury.
San Francisco built a starting lineup with Logan Webb, Alex Cobb, Anthony Desclapani, Alex Wood, Sean Manea and Stripling. Stripling, who recorded a career high last year, is drawing attention to whether he will execute the opt-out option as he shows good form this season.