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Widner joins the squad today in place of Suarez and will wear the number 57 shirt.

Samsung Lions new foreign pitcher Taylor Widener joined the roster today.

A Samsung representative said, “Widener joined the team today, which is playing an away game at SSG Landers Field in Incheon. Widener will wear the number 57 on his back and will be the starting pitcher.”

Samsung quickly scrambled to find a replacement after Albert Suarez, who has been with the team since last season, was diagnosed with a left calf injury that will take four weeks to recover from.

The timely acquisition of the contract of Widener, who was released by the NC Dinos on April 4, minimized the gap left by Suarez.
Widener was 4-2 with a 4.52 ERA in 11 games for NC this season. In the first half of the season, when he struggled with injuries, he went 3-2 with a 5.04 ERA in eight games. In the second half, however, he went 3-1 with a 3.18 ERA. 메이저사이트

In particular, in his last two games before being released, he pitched six innings of five-hit ball with four strikeouts and two runs against the KT Wiz on March 28 and seven innings of four-hit ball with eight strikeouts and one run against the Lotte Giants on March 3.

“Widener, whose signing was confirmed today through a waiver transfer the day before, will continue his training schedule normally after the team meeting,” a Samsung representative said. Widener is scheduled to start against the Incheon SSG on the 13th.


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