Former Mariners reliever Brandon League is getting recognition he doesn’t want: CBS Sports has named League as having the worst contract of all relief pitchers in Major League Baseball.
Baseball writer Matt Synder says of League:
“He couldn’t hack it as closer and won’t be returning to the role, either. The numbers last season are real ugly, too: 5.30 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, 69 hits allowed in 54 1/3 innings with only 28 strikeouts. He also allowed half of his inherited runners to score.”
League has two years and $17 million remaining on his contract. During his time with Seattle, the Mariners only forked over about eight million.
See the full list here: MLB’s worst contracts: Pitchers
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