Cubs left-hander Matt Dermody has agreed to signal with the NC Dinos of the Korea Baseball Group, based on Steve Adams of MLB Commerce Rumors (Twitter link). Whereas Dermody was signed with the Cubs, it isn’t unusual for groups to launch gamers for alternatives abroad if that participant isn’t within the crew’s long-term plans.
Dermody isn’t any stranger to pitching outdoors of affiliated baseball, as he pitched the unbiased Sugar Land Skeeters in 2020 after which in Japan with the Seibu Lions in 2021. (In between, he additionally made a number of appearances in Dominican Winter League ball.) Returning to the MLB ladder on a minor league take care of the Cubs in January, Dermody made one look on the large league roster. Simply this previous Thursday, Dermody was the twenty seventh man for the Cubs’ doubleheader in opposition to the Cardinals, and he tossed an inning within the second sport.
That cup of espresso marked Dermody’s fourth look in a Main League season, with 27 1/3 complete huge league frames pitched — to a 5.60 ERA — because the begin of the 2016 marketing campaign. The southpaw had some first rate numbers at Triple-A Iowa this yr, with a 3.74 ERA, 51.2% grounder fee, and 5.2% stroll fee over 79 1/3 innings (beginning 13 of 20 video games).