Saupold will take home $1.2MM in total earnings, with the possibility of another $100K in incentives. That’s a nice payday for the former Tigers right-hander, who received 82 MLB relief appearances over three seasons but never entrenched himself on the Detroit roster.
As we noted recently, Saupold was among the former big leaguers that found success in the Korea Baseball Organization in 2019. Though he carried a less-than-exciting combination of 6.3 K/9 and 2.5 BB/9, he was able to keep the long ball in check (8 home runs) and produce strong results all year long. Saupold spun 192 1/3 frames of 3.51 ERA ball for the Eagles.