The Lotte Giants of the Korea Baseball Group introduced the signing of veteran right-hander Dan Straily yesterday (h/t to Jeeho Yoo of Yonhap News Agency). The Apex Baseball consumer will obtain $400K for the rest of the 2022 season.
Straily, 33, is a well-known face for the Busan-based membership. He pitched with Lotte between 2020-21, beginning his tenure there with a 2.50 ERA by 194 2/3 innings his first season. The second yr wasn’t fairly as dominant, as Straily allowed a bit greater than 4 earned runs per 9 throughout 165 2/3 frames. That’s nonetheless stable manufacturing, although, and the Giants tried to convey him again for a 3rd season. Straily declined Lotte’s contract provide over the offseason as he set his sights on a return to the main leagues.
In February, Straily signed a minor league take care of the Diamondbacks. He spent the season at Triple-A Reno, beginning 12 of his 15 appearances. He managed only a 6.35 ERA in an especially hitter-friendly surroundings, nonetheless, and the D-Backs handed on a couple of alternatives to convey him again to the majors. They signed Dallas Keuchel after he’d been launched by the White Sox and turned to Tyler Gilbert to plug the again of the rotation as soon as Zach Davies landed on the injured checklist in late June. In keeping with his transactions log at MLB.com, Straily was launched by the D-Backs on Monday to pursue the KBO alternative.
Whereas Straily didn’t attain the massive leagues in Arizona, he acquired to the majors every season from 2012-19. Over that stretch, he suited up with the A’s, Cubs, Astros, Reds, Marlins and Orioles. An efficient back-of-the-rotation arm for almost all of the time, he posted 4 seasons with 100+ innings and an ERA of 4.26 or decrease. He owns a 4.56 mark in simply greater than 800 MLB innings.
Yoo relays that the Giants are releasing former large league hurler Glenn Sparkman in a corresponding roster transfer. The correct-hander pitched for the Blue Jays and Royals between 2017-20, together with a 136-inning marketing campaign for Kansas Metropolis in 2019. He break up final season between the Orix Buffaloes in Japan and the Twins’ Triple-A affiliate earlier than signing with the Giants over the winter.
Sparkman made 19 begins and tallied 84 2/3 innings with Lotte, however he managed solely a 5.31 ERA. The 30-year-old struck out an honest 23.1% of batters confronted, however he walked batters at an elevated 11.1% clip and usually struggled to maintain runs off the board. Now that he’s a free agent, Sparkman may discover minor league alternatives stateside.