Luchinski declines to exercise OAK team option, heads to free agency after worst season since ‘failure to export’

Luchinski is leaving Oakland.

The Oakland Athletics have declined to exercise the club option on Drew Luchinski, Ari Alexander of Houston’s KPRC2 reported on Nov. 3, citing sources.

Luchinski, who signed a one-year, $3 million deal with Oakland prior to this season, had a $5 million team option for the 2024 season. With Oakland declining to exercise the team option, Luchinski will head to free agency.

Luchinski appeared in just four games for Oakland this season due to injury. In those four starts, he pitched 18 innings, suffered four losses, and posted a 9.00 ERA. He didn’t help the team at all, and Oakland had no reason to exercise his $5 million option. 보스토토

Luchinski, who pitched for the NC Dinos of the KBO for four years from 2019-2022, pitched 121 games and 732.2 innings over four seasons in South Korea, going 53-36 with a 3.06 ERA. His performance in the KBO earned him a return to the major leagues, but his worst season in the league eventually put him back on the market.

Meanwhile, Luchinski, a 1988-born right-hander, made his big league debut with the Los Angeles Angels in 2014 and has spent five seasons in the big leagues with the Angels, Minnesota Twins, Miami Marlins, and Oakland. In his career, he has pitched in 45 games and 72 innings, with a 4-8 record and a 6.25 ERA.


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