Why did KIA announce only one pitcher instead of two?

The KIA Tigers have signed a new foreign pitcher. On July 7, the team officially announced that it signed new foreign pitcher Will Crowe for a total of $1 million, including a $200,000 signing bonus, a $600,000 annual salary, and a $200,000 option. The team has high hopes for the new signing, as it has exhausted its $1 million cap.

The right-handed pitcher from Kingston, Tennessee, USA, is 185 centimeters tall and weighs 108 kilograms. In four seasons in the major leagues, he has appeared in 94 games (29 starts) with a 10-21 record, 16 shutouts, five saves, and a 5.30 ERA. In five seasons in the minor leagues (Triple-A), he went 21-16 with a 4.01 ERA in 75 games (59 starts).

In 2021, he was part of the starting rotation for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the Major Leagues, starting 25 games. In the 2023 season, he appeared in five games for Pittsburgh, 온라인카지노 going 1-1 with a 4.66 ERA and one save. In the minors, he appeared in 17 games (three starts), posting a 3-1 record with a 3.86 ERA.

Will Crowe is a reliever. He has a fastball that tops out at 153 mph.

He also has a slider, changeup, and a variety of other pitches. “As a full-time starter in the major leagues, he has a lot of experience and is expected to play a key role in our starting staff,” said Shim.

He is expected to play a key role in the team’s starting lineup as he has the experience and pitches to do so. Kia hasn’t had a strong outside pitcher since Aaron Brooks, who was their ace in the 2020-2021 season. They were in desperate need of an ace who could pitch over 180 innings full-time and post a sub-2 ERA. With a competitive domestic starting rotation that includes Yang Hyun-jong, Lee Yi-ri, and Yoon Young-chul, Crowe’s ace-like performance could boost the chances of fall baseball.

Meanwhile, KIA was set to sign two foreign pitchers this offseason, but only announced the signing of Crowe. Another foreign pitcher failed to pass the final medical check. 파워볼게임 The club said, “There was an abnormality found during the medical check, so we decided to sign only Crow for now. There is still time and we have a list of candidates. We will select the best candidate from them.”

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