The reason for the breakdown in salary negotiations between the Pittsburgh Pirates and infielder Choi Ji-man has been revealed.
The news of Choi Ji-man’s salary negotiations breaking down was announced on the 14th (Korean time). ‘MLB Network’ reporter Mark Finesand said, “Choi Ji-man claimed 5.4 million dollars (about 6.7 billion won), and Pittsburgh offered 4.65 million dollars (about 5.8 billion won).” That’s a $750,000 difference.
Choi Ji-man passed the 14th, the deadline for negotiations for players subject to salary adjustment, and waited for the Salary Adjustment Committee’s decision. The Coordination Committee accepts the opinion of one side after receiving the opinions of the players 메이저놀이터 and clubs. However, the club and players may agree on a contract before the conciliation committee next month.
‘Trade Rumors’ recently predicted Choi Ji-man’s annual salary this year at $4.5 million, but if Choi Ji-man and the club negotiate before mediation by the mediation committee, they can agree on about $5 million. It was a successful negotiation for Choi Ji-man.
Choi Ji-man won the salary adjustment during the 2021 Tampa Bay Race. The club claimed $1.85 million and Ji-man Choi claimed $2.45 million, and the mediation committee sided with Ji-man Choi.
Last year, Choi Ji-man recorded 11 homers, 52 RBIs, a batting average of 0.233 and a slugging average of 0.388 in 113 games and underwent elbow surgery after the season. And in November, he was traded from Tampa Bay to Pittsburgh. At the end of his season, he will qualify as a free agent for the first time in his debut.