He heard the news that he would be announced as a waiver through TV subtitles right before the game. Outfielder Harrison Bader (29), 바카라사이트 who played in shock, did not lose his dignity. He expressed unwavering affection for his hometown team, saying, “I loved every moment of playing for the New York Yankees.”
On the 30th (hereinafter Korean time), Bader started as a 6th hitter in center field in an away game against the Detroit Tigers, and recorded no hits in 4 at bats. The game, which the Yankees won 4-2, could be Bader’s final moments as a Yankees player. It was a waiver from the Yankees.
According to ‘MLB.com’, Vader was surprised to see his name at the bottom of the TV screen in the stadium’s cafeteria before the game. It was news that the Yankees were making a waiver announcement. The Yankees did not make this news, which was first reported by the New York media ‘Newsday’ and confirmed by ‘MLB.com’ through sources.
Even in shock, Vader, who went into the game, was silent with no hits in 4 at-bats. Vader, who confessed that it was difficult to focus on the game due to the uncertain situation surrounding the waiver, said, “I don’t know what happened or what will happen in the future, but just playing in a Yankees uniform was a blessing. It was the perfect gift,” he said.
Bader, a right-handed center fielder from Bronxville, New York, made his big league debut with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2017. Vader, who was recognized for his defensive ability by winning the Gold Glove in 2021, came to his hometown team of his dreams while changing uniforms with left-handed pitcher Jordan Montgomery at the trade deadline on August 3 last year.
“As a New Yorker, I never thought I would be playing in the big leagues, let alone the New York Yankees,” Vader said. So the opportunity to play for the Yankees was great. He loved every moment he played here.” Even after hearing the news of the waiver, he showed affection for his hometown team.
After coming to the Yankees, Bader did not perform as well as expected. He had a long hiatus due to plantar fasciitis, oblique muscle, and hamstring injuries. After transferring last year, he only played 14 games, and this year, his batting average was 2.39 li (68 hits in 285 at-bats), 7 homers, 37 RBIs, 16 stolen bases, and .640 OPS in 83 games, which did not meet expectations.
The Yankees, who fell to the bottom of the American League Eastern Division (64 wins, 68 losses, .485 odds ratio) and fell far from fall baseball, changed their direction to give young prospects a chance for the rest of the season. MVP third baseman Josh Donaldson was released that day, and Vader also announced a waiver. If a team comes out during the waiver period, the Yankees do not have to pay the remainder of Vader’s annual salary of $5.2 million.
Waiver claims are in reverse order of the current Major League Baseball standings. Claims must be made by September 1 for the new team to qualify for the postseason. If no team wants Vader, he stays with the Yankees. However, it was not long before he said goodbye to the Yankees in any way because he was eligible for free agency after the season.