10 wins in the KBO, but 0 wins in the NPB?…Lefty ‘from LG’ signed a contract with STL￼
Reporter Yoon-Jun Ko = Andrew Suarez, who showed good form in the LG Twins of the KBO League, but did not win a single win in the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB), returns to the United States.
The St. Louis Cardinals said on their official SNS on the 28th (Korean time), “The club invited left-handed pitcher Suarez to spring camp with a minor league contract. He played for the San Francisco Giants and was selected as an All-Star in Korea.” The club added, “Suarez will be wearing number 31.”
Suarez began his professional career after being drafted by San Francisco in the 2015 draft. He first stepped on the big league stage in 2018, and through the 2020 season, he started 56 games, recorded 7 wins, 15 losses, 4.66 ERA, 1 hold and 160 strikeouts.
In the 2021 season, he turned his eyes to Korea and signed a contract with LG, recording 23 matches, 10 wins, 2 losses, and an ERA of 2.18, receiving much love for his outstanding pitch. However, he left due to an injury at the end of the season, and in the postseason was sluggish with 1 loss and 4.26 ERA. 먹튀검증
Last year, Suarez made his way to Japan and signed a contract with the Yakult Swallows. However, due to extreme sluggishness, he was unable to win even one game, and left the team lonely with an ERA of 6.23.
‘MLB Traderumors’ said, “It’s not clear whether St. Louis sees Suarez as a starter or a reliever, but heading to the bullpen will help him.”
He continued, “He mainly started as a starting pitcher, but it is not easy to break through the St. Louis starting lineup. He will have to watch spring camp first,” he explained.