By Jerry Diaz/ @Jerryto94
This Friday, January 13, is the last day for arbitration-eligible players and Major League Baseball teams to reach an agreement in order to avoid setting salaries by a judge.
One of the baseball players who was in that situation was the Cuban Randy Arozarena.
The man from Pinar del Río comes from two seasons in which he hit more than 20 home runs in both, stole more than 20 bases in both, and won the American League Rookie of the Year award in 2021. Last year he became the first player with 40 doubles , 20 homers and 20 steals in a season since 2018 when Mookie Betts did it in 2018, his MVP year.
Journalist Marc Topkin, one of those who was in Havana in 2016, reported on Friday afternoon that Randy and the Tampa Bay Rays reached a $4.15 million deal, doing justice to the great performance offered by the outfielder.