Emmanuel Clase (born March 18, 1998) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Guardians of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2019 with the Texas Rangers.
On May 7, 2018, the Padres traded Clase to the Texas Rangers as the player to be named later in an earlier trade for Brett Nicholas. Clase was assigned to the Spokane Indians of the Class A Short Season Northwest League, and finished the 2018 season after going 1–1 with a 0.64 ERA, 27 strikeouts, and 12 saves in 28+1⁄3 innings.
On December 15, 2019, the Rangers traded Clase and Delino DeShields Jr. to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Corey Kluber and cash considerations.
Clase was suspended for 80 games on May 1, 2020, after testing positive for Boldenone, a banned PED. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the shortening of the 2020 Major League Baseball season to 60 games, Clase’s suspension was lifted at the conclusion of the shortened 2020 season.
Clase returned to the Indians’ bullpen for the 2021 season. After converting all six save opportunities in August and holding opposing batters to an .095 average, he was named AL Reliever of the Month. On April 2, 2022 Clase agreed to a five-year $20MM extension with the Cleveland Guardians.
What Is Emmanuel Clase Salary
Emmanuel Clase signed a 5 year / $20,000,000 contract with the Cleveland Guardians, including a $2,000,000 signing bonus, $20,000,000 guaranteeing him an annual average salary of $4,000,000.