‘Last place’ switches foreign pitcher in ‘August’… I want to avoid ‘first place’ in history

Samsung is making a foreign pitching change. They are sending out Albert Suarez (34), who is out with a calf injury, and bringing in Taylor Widener (29), who was claimed off waivers from NC. Why the move.

At first, Samsung was cautious. “It’s true that Widner is one of the alternatives. Nothing has been decided yet. Once this is decided, we will decide where Suarez will stay.” He didn’t say it was a done deal, but he didn’t say ‘no’ either.

Suarez’s immediate availability is the biggest issue. He injured his left calf while turning to cover first base in the first inning of the home LG game on the 6th. A medical examination revealed a 12cm tear in the calf muscle.

They said it would take four weeks to recover. Since it’s a calf, it’s hard to train properly until it’s healed, which means I need more time to get my body ready to pitch normally. I might not come back until mid-September.

7 days out of the first team. Choi Chae-heung was also dropped from the first team as he struggled with his form. The starting line-up has a big hole. Two of them. The bullpen is even weaker. If the starters are bad, the whole game is bound to be difficult.

That’s why Samsung is starting to play the replacement card. An overseas scout recently travelled to the United States. There is always a list of possible replacements, but it’s not something that can be done on a whim. Signing them today and pitching them tomorrow is not a realistic option.

However, there was one player who was available. A wideout. On the 4th, NC claimed him off waivers after signing Tanner Tully as their new foreign pitcher.

A player placed on waivers can be claimed by any team. They have seven days to apply to the commissioner of the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO). This is the seventh day of the 10-day period. You can play the foreign pitcher replacement card.

In fact, Suarez has been called a “filial foreign pitcher. Last year, in 30 games and 173.2 innings, he went 6-8 with a 2.49 ERA. Despite the bad luck, he told his teammates, “Don’t feel sorry for me.”

He re-signed with the team for a total of $1.3 million. This season, he went 4-7 with a 3.92 ERA in 19 games and 108 innings, forming a solid foreign one-two punch with David Buchanan.

This year hasn’t been as fortunate. Still, Suarez said, “I don’t care about my wins. If the team wins, that’s all that matters. The most important thing is that the team wins.” “There are very few foreign players like him.

That’s why this injury is even more unfortunate. Anyway, we needed an immediate resource, and Widener came to mind. He pitched a week ago. He’s a guy we can put in a uniform and start as soon as we need him.

His season stats weren’t exactly stellar, with a 4-2 record and a 4.52 ERA in 11 games and 61.2 innings pitched. However, it’s good to see that he’s been strong in his last two outings, with six innings of two-run ball and seven innings of one-run ball.

Widener is not a fall ball pitcher. Players claimed off waivers after August 1 are not eligible for the postseason. That’s the rule.

For Samsung, it means something slightly different. A top-five finish isn’t out of the question, but with less than 50 games remaining, they’re 9.5 games out of fifth place. That’s hard to overcome.

The realistic goal is still to get out of the competition. The team has been in the competition since 1982. They’ve always been a strong team. They have never been at the bottom of the table. It’s no exaggeration to say that this year is the biggest crisis since we were founded.스포츠토토

We want to avoid it at all costs, so in early August, we bring in a player who was released by another team. It’s the best we can do because we don’t have any starting options.

The opportunity came. We had a pretty big gap to ninth and now we can see an escape. It’s not the end. Parting ways with Suarez will be disappointing, but if Widener comes in and does well, it will be offset.

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