The KIA Tigers have signed Socrates Brito (31) for a third consecutive year.

“We have re-signed Socrates to a contract totaling $1.2 million ($300,000 signing bonus, $500,000 salary, $400,000 option),” the organization announced today.

The Dominican Republic native has played four seasons in the major leagues and 11 seasons in the minors.

In the majors, Socrates appeared in 99 games with 37 hits, five home runs, 18 RBIs, 23 runs scored and three stolen bases.

In the minor leagues, he played in 1005 games with 1130 hits, 80 home runs, 520 RBIs, 598 runs scored, and 180 stolen bases.

At the time of his signing, Kia was looking for “a middle-to-long range hitter with speed, aggressive base running, and good defense.”

Socrates met their expectations perfectly.

Signed by KIA in 2022 for a total of $900,000, Socrates batted .301 with 17 home runs and 12 doubles in 127 games.

Kia didn’t hesitate to let Socrates know that they wanted to re-sign him, 카지노사이트 and they did so for a total of $1.2 million.

Socrates’ performance continued this season. In 142 games, he batted .285 with 20 home runs, 15 doubles, 96 RBI, 91 runs scored, and an OPS of .807. It wasn’t the same overwhelming performance as last year, but his consistency was a strong point. Socrates batted .288 with nine doubles and 11 home runs in 75 games in the first half of the year, then .288 with nine doubles and one home run in 67 games in the second half. He led the team in four categories: hits, home runs, runs scored, and RBIs.

Once again, Kia didn’t have to worry about foreign hitters. Early on, the team began negotiations with a view to re-signing him.

“I’m happy to be with the KIA Tigers next year,” said Socrates, “and I hope to prepare well for next season with my teammates and bring the Tigers fans a championship.”