‘Thor’ Noah Syndergaard (30), who dreams of reviving with the Los Angeles Dodgers, has a good motivation. 

The Dodgers officially announced the contract with free agent right-hander Syndergaard on the 17th (hereafter Korean time). The terms are $13 million for one year. According to ‘The Athletic’ reporter Fabian Ardaya, there is also an innings option. 

A $500,000 bonus is added for every 130, 150, and 170 innings that Syndergaard pitches. Up to $1.5 million inning options. Syndergaard, who threw 134⅔innings this year, had two seasons of 170 or more innings throughout his career, in 2016 (183⅔innings) and 2019 (197⅔innings). 

Syndergaard, a right-handed fireballer who was 198 cm tall and 109 kg tall and had a maximum of 100 mph, was a promising prospect who was selected as the 38th overall pick in the first round of the 2010 draft. He was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays, but traded to the New York Mets in December 2012 in exchange for Cy Young ‘knuckleballer’ RA Dickie.  메이저사이트

Syndergaard, who debuted with the Mets in 2015, had a career-high season in 2016 with a 2.60 ERA and 218 strikeouts in 31 games. He played an active role as the main pitcher for the Mets until 2019, but entered a career decline after being out of the season after undergoing elbow ligament splicing surgery in 2020. 

This year, he signed a one-year, $21 million free agent contract with the Los Angeles Angels and transferred. Syndergaard, who moved to the Philadelphia Phillies ahead of the trade deadline in early August, recorded 10-10 with a 3.94 ERA and 95 strikeouts in 25 games this year. 

It was a decent performance, but Syndergaard’s strength before the injury was gone. His average four-seam fastball velocity fell from 97.8 mph before surgery to 94.1 mph. As a result, Syndergaard changed his pitching pattern to focus on sinkers and sliders, and now his status and value have declined as a league-average starting pitcher. 

The Dodgers dropped Syndergaard with their fifth starter behind Julio Urias, Clayton Kershaw, Dustin May and Tony Gonsolin. If the Dodgers are good at making use of pitchers whose careers have been shattered, it raises expectations that Syndergaard will also revive. His second full-time season after the surgery is expected to improve his physical condition and speed.