Samsung announced that it had “requested a waiver announcement from the KBO for foreign pitcher Suarez.” Suarez played an active part as Samsung’s main starting pitcher last year, recording an average ERA of 2.49 with 6 wins and 8 losses in 30 games. There were not many victories, but he showed a stable appearance by digesting 173⅔ innings.
Suarez, who succeeded in renewing the contract, recorded an average ERA of 3.92 this season with 4 wins and 7 losses in 108 innings in 19 games. In the match against SSG Landers on the 25th of last month, he pitched powerfully with 8 scoreless innings. However, he was replaced due to an injury to his left calf on the 6th, and after that, he received a test result that said it would take 4 weeks to recover. He eventually pulled out a replacement card. The new foreign pitcher is Taylor Widener, released from the NC Dinos.
Widener recorded 4 wins and 2 losses with a 4.52 ERA in 11 games this season. Widener, who made his debut at the end of May due to back pain, was eventually released despite pitching 7 innings and 1 run against the Lotte Giants on the 3rd due to ups and downs in pitching. 안전놀이터 NC made a decision immediately after sluggish performance with 3 runs in 4 innings against the Hanwha Eagles on the 22nd of last month, and recruited Tanner Tully as a new foreign pitcher.
In NC, he showed ups and downs in pitching, but Samsung showed interest in Widener as he threw a fast ball over 150 km and was evaluated as a high-level breaking ball. Widener also did not leave the country after being notified of the release, and pursued a contract with Samsung.
According to Article 95 of the KBO Rules, ‘a club that wants to transfer a player contract for a waiver player must apply for the transfer of the player contract to the president within 7 days from the date of public announcement of the waiver’. If there is no application for transfer, the status will be changed to a free agent from the day following the 7th day according to ‘Article 99’.
First, Samsung, which has completed Suarez’s waiver announcement, plans to finalize the Widener contract. Samsung said, “Under the keynote of not giving up on the rest of the season and doing our best until the end, we plan to minimize Suarez’s vacancy by taking over Widener’s contract, which was announced as a waiver in NC on the 4th.”