Seranthony Dominguez gets two-year extension with the Phillies

Dominican reliever Seranthony Dominguez has reached an extension agreement for the next two seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies. The announcement of the agreement, which allows the team to avoid salary arbitration hearings with the Dominican right-hander, was made this Thursday by the Phillies president of baseball operations, David Dombrowski. With this agreement, which extends the reliever’s tenure with the team, Domínguez will receive a salary of seven million dollars, divided into 2.5 million for the 2023 campaign and 4.5 million for the 2024 contest. there is an option for a third season, for which the team would pay eight million dollars or, if the contract is terminated, it will have to pay $500,000. Dominguez, 28, was a key figure in helping the Phillies reach the World Series last major league season. The right-hander, owner of a powerful fastball with the capacity to reach 98 miles per hour, had a personal best of 54 appearances last season, in which he went 51 innings and racked up 61 strikeouts. Dominguez, who completed nine of the 11 save opportunities he pitched, finished the regular season with a 6-5 mark and a 3.00 ERA. In the postseason, Domínguez, together with Venezuelan José Alvarado, was the anchor of the Phillies relief, for whom he had a 2-0 record with a 1.69 ERA, in addition to adding a save and recording nine strikeouts in nine occasions. who went up on the mound. With Dominguez and Alvarado clinched deals and the arrival of closer Gregory Soto in a trade from the Detroit Tigers, the Phillies are betting on going further in the 2023 Major League Baseball season.

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