A new face appeared in the dugout of the Samsung Lions team having an away match against SSG Landers in Incheon. He was such a stranger that I had to think about who he was for a moment.
Starting on the 11th, Samsung will have a 3-game match against SSG at SSG Landers Field in Incheon.
Samsung released Suarez, a foreign pitcher who left due to injury on the 10th, and recruited Taylor Widener, who was announced as a waiver from the NC Dinos.
Widener was released from NC, but less than a week later, he received a recruitment offer from Samsung and succeeded in re-employment.
Widener moved from NC to Samsung in his debut season in the KBO League and wrote the second baseball story in the KBO League.
Widener cut off his trademark mustache and appeared in the Samsung squad. Even his hair was cut short, and it looked like it was about to be planted.
With his mustache gone, Widener looked like a brand new foreign player. He looked more friendly when his impressive mustache was gone.
Widener learned the new team atmosphere by watching games with his newfound teammates.
Did he even cut off his cherished beard to change the mood?
Foreign pitcher Taylor Widener transferred from NC to Samsung.
A widener who appeared with her hair cut short.
Widener will receive $220,000 from Samsung if he fills all the remaining days of registration out of the annual salary of about $600,000 contracted with NC.
Widener pitched 61.2 innings in 11 appearances wearing an NC uniform this season, recording an average ERA of 4.52 with 4 wins and 2 losses. He is disappointing for a foreign pitcher. However, just before leaving NC, the last two games were impressive, with 2 runs in 6 innings against KT on July 28 and 1 run in 7 innings against Lotte on August 3.
Widener, who moved to Samsung, joined the Samsung team for an away game in Incheon on the 11th. He wore a Lions uniform and even finished a profile photo shoot. His uniform number changed from the number 27 he wore in NC to number 57.안전놀이터
A foreign player changed his uniform mid-season in his first year in the KBO League.
He may have had a big goal by entering Korean professional baseball, but he could not achieve that dream due to injuries and sluggishness in NC. However, after recovering from his injury, he also showed a gradual adaptation to the KBO league.
Widener had twists and turns when he moved teams during the season, but he took on a new challenge at Samsung.
Samsung unfortunately let go of Albert Suarez, who had been devoted for the past two years, and recruited Widener.
Samsung chose to say goodbye to Suarez, whom fans loved, but announced that they would fight all-out until the end of the season by recruiting Widener.
Samsung won the match against SSG on the 11th with a good feeling. The team atmosphere is not bad with 4 wins and 2 losses in recent matches.
Head coach Park Jin-man predicted that Widener would be able to start in the last Sunday match against SSG in a weekend three-game series.