Can sworn brothers reunite?
The San Diego Union-Tribune, a leading media outlet in the San Diego area, reported on the 2nd (Korean time) that the San Diego Padres signed a minor league contract with Jurickson Profar (30).
Profar agreed to a one-year, $7.75 카지노 million contract with the Colorado Rockies this season, but was released after performing below expectations with a batting average of 0.236, on-base percentage of 0.316, slugging percentage of 0.364, 8 home runs and 39 RBIs in 111 games.
Now free, Profar chose the team he was familiar with as his new destination, having played for the previous three seasons.
Profar played in 345 games for the Padres over the previous three years, recording a batting average of 0.244, an on-base percentage of 0.333, and a slugging percentage of 0.375. In the 2022 season, he established himself as the starting left fielder and contributed to the team’s advancement to the postseason.
He was also Kim Ha-seong’s closest colleague. Kim Ha-seong called Propa his older brother through his social media, and Propa also called Kim Ha-seong “younger brother” and they were sworn brothers.
However, the professional world is cold. Profar said goodbye by opting out based on the success of the 2022 season.
As a result, this turned out to be a bad choice. He entered the free agent market, but it was not until March that he received a one-year contract, and even then, he suffered the humiliation of being released mid-season due to below-expected performance.
Profar, who was once expected to be the league’s top prospect, is having a career that falls short of those expectations. He is a veteran who has played in 947 games over 10 seasons in the major leagues, with a batting average of 0.238, an on-base percentage of 0.322, and a slugging percentage of 0.383. He has experience playing all positions except pitcher and catcher. In the 2023 season, he played only as an outfielder.
Although Profar will join Triple A El Paso under the Padres, there is a possibility that he will be called up for the remainder of the season.
The San Diego Union-Tribune introduced Profar as a strong call-up candidate in line with roster expansion.