Right-handed pitcher Casey Lawrence (36), who was a source of interest in the KBO League, was released as a free agent.스포츠토토

The U.S. Sports Illustrated reported on the 28th (Korean time) that the St. Louis Cardinals reduced the 40-man roster to 35, and in the process, Lawrence gained free agency status and could sign with any team. Players excluded from the roster along with Lawrence are pitchers Kyle Leahy and Andrew Suarez, and infielders Irving Lopez and Juniel Querecuto. Along with Suarez, a former member of the LG Twins of the KBO League, the one who attracts the most attention is Lawrence.

Lawrence recorded 9 wins, 5 losses, and an ERA of 2.79 last year while playing in the minor league Triple A under the Toronto Blue Jays. He ranked first in Triple A’s earned run average and was listed on the recruiting list for several KBO League teams. He was also mentioned as a replacement player, but a contract was not ultimately concluded. He was born in 1987, so the fact that he was not young was an obstacle. Lawrence, who played for St. Louis this season, appeared as a bullpen in 15 big league games, recording 1 win, 4 holds, and an ERA of 6.59. His overall big league record (4 years) is 4 wins, 4 losses, 4 holds, and an ERA of 6.75.Although his performance in the Major League (MLB) is not outstanding, he has a lot of experience in the minor league. In his career (12 years), he has appeared in 271 games (242 as a starter) and has 94 wins, 85 losses, and an ERA of 3.79. His pitch control is at a high level, with 1.7 walks per 9 innings in his minor league career. In 2019, he played for one season at the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of the Japanese Professional Baseball (NPB) team. At the time, he pitched over 100 innings in the second team, but only appeared in one game and pitched five innings in the first team. 

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