‘NC released’ Widener likely to head to Samsung–‘procedural issues’ delayed position disclosure

Baseball team Samsung has parted ways with foreign pitcher Albert Suarez, who has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a calf injury, and will sign Taylor Widener, who was released by NC, as its new foreign pitcher.

For Samsung, which is battling with Kiwoom for the title, this is a sign that it will not give up for the rest of the season and will once again fight for the top spot.

Samsung cannot officially announce its final position due to KBO rules.

According to Article 95 of the KBO’s rules, a team that wishes to assume a player’s contract for a waiver player must apply to the commissioner for the assignment of the player’s contract within seven days of the waiver announcement.

Widener was placed on waivers on April 4. Teams that want Widener can negotiate with him on the 10th, seven days after he was placed on waivers.

There is a priority issue. If Samsung wins the game on the 10th and Kiwoom loses, Kiwoom will fall to the bottom of the standings and have priority. However, Kiwoom has already replaced both of their foreign players, so even if Samsung moves up to ninth place, they will still have priority.

A Samsung official said before the game against Doosan in Jamsil on the 9th, “There are procedural issues. We are not at the stage where we can reveal our final position.” Samsung is reportedly looking beyond next season, but also has some regrets about Suarez.스포츠토토

Widener went 4-2 with a 4.52 ERA in 11 appearances for NC this season. In his last two games, he pitched ace-like performances, allowing two runs on five hits in six innings and one run on four hits in seven innings.


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