LG’s first starting foreign pitcher is kicked out of Japan Free status… LG said, “We will negotiate in earnest.”

Japanese media Sankei Sports reported on Monday that Seibu pitcher Dietrich Ennes has retired from the team on Wednesday. In his second year in Japan, he pitched in 12 games and recorded one win, 10 losses and an earned run average of 5.17. U.S. media reported that he signed a contract with LG in Korea.

As the news spread that LG was interested in N’s, the U.S. media outlet “MLB Trade Rumors” recently reported that “N’s is finalizing a contract with LG.”

An LG official recently said, “Ness is still a Seibu player. After the relationship with Seibu is settled, we can negotiate.” Ness acknowledged that she is the No. 1 candidate to recruit an empty foreign player. When Ness ends her contract with Seibu and becomes free, she said she will hold full-fledged negotiations.

Now that the news of Ence’s withdrawal from Seibu is known, LG is expected to complete the recruitment process by negotiating with Ence in earnest. 스포츠토토사이트

A left-handed pitcher, Ence was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 19th round of the 2012 draft. It took some time for him to make his Major League debut after playing in the Minor League. After being traded to the Minnesota Twins in July 2017, Ence made his big league debut and recorded seven hits, two homers, two strikeouts and three earned runs (6.75 ERA) in two games (four innings) that year.

Since then, he has moved to the San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners, and Tampa Bay Rays. For the first time in four years in the second half of the 2021 season, Enns had another big league call-up opportunity with Tampa Bay. He pitched in nine games (22 ⅓ innings) as a bullpen pitcher with two wins and two saves with a 2.82 ERA.

Enes has a career-high 185 games (739 innings) 55-40 with three saves, nine holds and a 3.32 ERA in the minor leagues.

Enth moved to the Nippon Professional Baseball after the 2021 season. Enth, who signed a contract with the Seibu Lions, pitched in 23 games (122 ⅓ innings) in the 2022 season and recorded 10-7 with a 2.94 ERA. It was the first time in 69 years that a foreign left-hander from Seibu had 10 wins. Enth was the third foreign left-handed pitcher in the Japanese professional baseball history to have 10 wins in his debut season.

N.S., who had outstanding performances in his first year, had the worst season of the year. He had only one win in 12 games for Seibu, and was sluggish with 10 losses and a 5.17 ERA. He pitched in only four games in the second half of the season.

Manager Yeom Kyung-yeop has expressed his intention to hire Kelly as the second starting pitcher and recruit a new foreign pitcher to play as the first starting pitcher. In his last appearance of this season against Chiba Lotte on Oct. 2, N.S. deployed a fastball with a maximum speed of 151 kilometers, cut fastball, and changeup.

LG renewed its contract with Austin for a total of 1.3 million U.S. dollars (down payment of 300,000 dollars, annual salary of 800,000 dollars, incentive of 200,000 dollars). Austin signed a contract for a total of 700,000 dollars (down payment of 100,000 dollars, annual salary of 400,000 dollars, incentive of 200,000 dollars) this year, but the amount of guarantee has more than doubled.

Austin, who played as the first baseman of the fourth batter, played 139 games and recorded a batting average of 313 (ranking ninth), 163 hits (ranked fourth), 23 home runs (ranked third), and 95 RBIs (ranked third). At the Korean Series, Austin posted a batting average of .35 (7 hits in 20 at-bats), one homer, five RBIs and three runs, contributing to his win for the first time in 29 years.

LG agreed to sign a contract with Kelly for a total of 1.5 million U.S. dollars (down payment of 400,000 dollars, annual salary of 800,000 dollars, incentive of 300,000 dollars). Kelly has become the longest-serving expat pitcher for LG to play for six seasons when he renewed his contract for the 2024 season.

Kelly, who joined LG in the 2019 season, pitched in 144 games during five seasons, recording 68 wins and 38 losses with a 3.08 ERA and 684 strikeouts. In his first year of 2019, he recorded 14 wins, 12 losses and a 2.55 ERA, and recorded more than 10 wins each year. This year, he recorded 10 wins, 7 losses and a 3.83 ERA in 30 games.

Kelly started in two games in the Korean Series. He became the winning pitcher in Game 1, when he allowed three hits, two walks, six strikeouts, and two runs (one earned run) in six ⅓ innings, and five hits, three walks, and three strikeouts in five innings in Game 5. LG beat KT with four wins and one loss, and became the first starting pitcher to win the Korean Series title in 29 years.

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