The Minnesota Twins have agreed to a three-year, multi-year contract with pitcher Chris Fedek.
MLB Trade Rumors reported on the 14th (Korean time) that Minnesota had agreed to a three-year, $12.5 million contract with Fedeck.
According to John Heyman of the New York Post, Fedeck will earn $2.5 million this year, $2.5 million next year and $7.5 million in 2025. He also has a $2.5 million maximum incentive clause.
The media said, “The physical examination is in progress, and when the contract is finalized, Fedeck will postpone free agency by one year.”
Ahead of the 2022 season, Minnesota traded Taylor Rodgers and Brent Rooker to San Diego for Fedeck and Emilio Pagan.
But after the trade, it was unfortunate for Minnesota. Fedeck was placed on the disabled list with an elbow problem and eventually underwent Tommy John surgery last May. After moving to Minnesota, he went 1-2 with an ERA of 4.03 in 5 games (22.1 innings) and was out for the season. Fedeck, who is in rehabilitation, is scheduled to return around August of the 2023 season.
A multi-year contract with Minnesota would be a success if he returns healthy from rehab and shows his past. 메이저놀이터
Fedek had a successful major league debut season in 2019 with San Diego, going 9-7 with a 3.33 ERA in 26 starts. It was an impressive record, but after that, the performance gradually went downhill.
In 2020, his shortened season, he threw 59 innings and his earned run average soared to 4.73. Compared to his debut season, the number of home runs allowed has increased significantly.
In 2021, he recorded a career-worst ERA of 5.07 in 108⅓ innings. His strikeout rate suffered. In his debut season in 2019 he was 9.8 per 9 innings, which dropped to 8.8 in 2020 and again to 8.2 in 2021.
MLB trade rumors said, “Fedek suffered from being on the injured list three times in the 2021 season, which may have affected his pitch. Even when he was on the mound, he may not have been healthy. Between Fedek’s youth and injury history, there’s reason to believe that once Fedeck is fully fit, he’ll be back in the same form he was in his 2019 debut. This is the result of Minnesota betting on this contract.”
When Fedeck returns later this season, he is expected to join Sonny Gray, Tyler Mahl, Joe Ryan, Kenta Maeda and Bailey Overer in the starting rotation.
MLB Trade Rumors predicted that “Grey, Mahul, and Maeda will become free agents after the 2023 season, and Fedeck can become a key cog in Minnesota’s starting rotation in the 2024 season.”