‘Dark Knight’ Matt Harvey (33), who made his name as a ‘Fireballer’.
He is now ‘unemployed’. He has expressed a desire to play in the majors again, but he is unable to get a minor league contract, let alone a major. Last year, he played only in the minor leagues and recorded an average ERA of 3 points. He recently represented Italy in the WBC, where he scored 1 earned run in 7 innings.
Although he cannot throw a fastball of 160km/h like before, he shouts that he “knows how to catch a hitter”.
He hinted at a move to the KBO last year in 2020, but it didn’t make it to his contract.
For now, it doesn’t look like Harvey will sign a major league contract. His minor league contract is the best.
If a minor league contract is not feasible, he has no choice but to turn his eyes to overseas leagues. The KBO and Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) could be his options. There is also a possibility in Central and South American leagues such as Mexico.
Trevor Bauer signed a contract with the NPB Yokohama Baystars at an annual salary of $ 3 million when it became difficult to sign a major league contract.
It is true that Harvey’s pitching is not as good as before, but he can work in the KBO and NPB.
In the case of the KBO,먹튀검증 when it is time to replace foreign pitchers, they may be interested in Harvey.
Attention is focusing on where Harvey’s next option will be.