“Leave Korea even with a strong ERA” A new start in the US, a foreign pitcher abandoned by KIA

Foreign pitcher Sean Nolin (34), who played for the KIA Tigers last year but failed to renew his contract, is making a fresh start on the American stage.

“MLB Trade Rumors (MLBTR),” which mainly deals with major league news, announced on the 12th (Korean time), “The Minnesota Twins recently signed left-handed pitchers Nolin and Tyler Webb and right-handed pitcher Conor Sadzek to minor league contracts.” . If you look at the player transfer page on the official Major League Baseball website (MLB.com), you can see that Minnesota signed a minor league contract with Nolin on the 10th. 안전놀이터

Although it is a minor league contract, it is noteworthy whether Nolin will remain as another example of a U-turn to the major leagues through the KBO league like Merrill Kelly (Arizona Diamondbacks), Brooks Reilly (New York Mets), and Drew Luchinski (Oakland Athletics).

Nolin pitched in all 18 games in the major leagues. He started only two games for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2013-2014 and started six games for the Oakland in 2015, going 1-2 with a 5.28 ERA. Afterwards, Nolin, who seldom got a chance to pitch in the major leagues, left regret with a 6.75 ERA while playing for the Seibu Lions of the Nippon Professional Baseball in 2020. were satisfied with the recording of

Last year, Nolin’s choice was to go to Korea. Nolin, who signed a contract with the KIA for a total of $900,000, took a break due to a left calf injury, but appeared in 21 games and threw 124 innings, showing excellent pitching with an ERA of 2.47 with 8 wins and 8 losses. Based on these performances, he even climbed the mound as a starting pitcher in the wild card match against KT Wiz, but the result did not meet expectations with 3 hits and 3 runs (2 earned) in 2⅔ innings.

KIA gave up on renewing the contract with Nolin, and Nolin aims to re-enter the big leagues once again with a minor league contract with Minnesota. ‘MLBTR’ said, “Nollin played on the overseas stage of the KBO League’s KIA Tigers for the past year. KIA did not renew the contract with Nolin even though he threw 124 innings and recorded a strong ERA of 2.47.” looked back on the times

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