The Samsung Lions are saying goodbye to Albert Suarez (34), a foreign pitcher who is missing due to injury.먹튀검증
Samsung announced a waiver for Suarez and is about to announce the recruitment of Taylor Widener (29), who played for the NC Dinos (exclusive report of the newspaper on the 10th).
On the 4th, NC requested the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) to disclose a widener waiver, and recruited left-handed pitcher Tanner Tully (29) as a substitute foreign player for a total of $200,000 ($150,000 annual salary, $50,000 option). .
NC tried to help Widener leave the country, but it is known that he stayed in Masan and negotiated with Samsung while delaying his departure.
Samsung was in trouble with Suarez’s sudden calf rupture injury in the game against LG in Daegu on the 6th.
After two deaths in the first inning, when Kim Hyun-soo allowed a right-handed hit in the third, he injured his left calf while taking a stance to cover first base. He limped off the mound with an uncomfortable expression. He was immediately transferred to the SM Radiology Department and underwent an MRI scan.
After the game, a Samsung official explained, “As a result of the examination, Suarez was found to have about 12cm damage to the gastrocnemius muscle of his left calf. It is expected that it will take about 4 weeks to recover.”
Early September if it takes 4 weeks to recover. If it comes up after pitching in practice, it will be 5 or 6 weeks later at the earliest. At the end of the season, it can be digested from almost the rest of the schedule.
The team, which was preparing for a full-fledged rebound beyond the last place, was not the only one to worry about. Yang Chang-seop enlisted at the beginning of this month, and there are replacement candidates for the Futures League, such as Choi Ha-neul and Heo Yun-dong. However, the first team did not produce very good results this season.
Even Choi Chae-heung, who was discharged from Sangmu, was excluded from the entry on the 9th after sluggish performance. A situation where two key starters were missing at once.
There were concerns about overloading the already weak bullpen. Samsung explained, “Recently, the list has been made as officials have been abroad,” but they needed a pitcher who could be put in immediately without delay.
Samsung’s gaze naturally turned to Widener, who broke up with NC just before. He recently checked his physical condition and fully prepared for the recruitment.
Widener cannot play in the fall baseball stage this season according to Article 94 of the KBO Rules, ‘Players transferred by waiver after August 1 cannot participate in the postseason’. If a new foreign pitcher other than Widener is recruited before the 15th, he can play in the postseason.
Samsung, with 47 games to go, is in 10th place without Kiwoom and a ride, but there is no possibility of advancing to the postseason. Samsung is doing well in the second half with 9 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses. On the 9th, against Doosan in Jamsil, they showed their backs and won 6-4 at the end of the seesaw match.
Still, why did Samsung choose Widener?
The decision to leave Suarez and recruit Widener means that he will do his best in each remaining game, leaving the result of the semifinals.
The primary goal is to get out of the last place, the only one that has never been done in the past 41 years since its founding. It is a will to raise the ranking as much as possible and plant the DNA of victory in the squad to lay the foundation for a rebound next year.
Widener, who has maintained the rotation in NC, can be put into practice immediately like a player recruited by trade. The selection order may be adjusted in the aftermath of the typhoon, but it is possible to select the Incheon game against SSG on the 13th at the earliest.
Widener recorded 4 wins, 2 losses, 61⅔ innings, 4 wins, 2 losses, and an average ERA of 4.52 in 11 games played wearing an NC uniform this season.
2 wins, 3 losses, 3 holds, 4.26 ERA in 49 major league games (13 starts). He was evaluated for his excellent use of fast balls and slider changeup curves with a maximum speed of 155 km/h.
However, he was only able to make it to the first team on May 28 after experiencing back pain during an exhibition game. There were ups and downs as the balance was slightly shaken due to the aftermath of the injury.
However, there are enough elements that Samsung can expect.
Unfortunately, after NC decided to break up, they played brilliantly in two games. Following 2 runs in 6 innings against KT on the 28th of last month, 4 hits in 7 innings, no 4 walks, 8 strikeouts and 1 run against Lotte on the 3rd, he succeeded in starting quality in 2 consecutive games, showing a rebound.
As NC, it was not possible to continue to accompany Widener because it had already decided and moved after the Hanwha match on the 22nd. Samsung made a bold and quick decision, expecting that the final appearance in NC would be the real Widener.