“One of the recruitment candidates is right… ” Venezuelan right-hander Mario Sanchez to replace KIA Medina

Venezuelan right-hander Mario Sanchez is in the mood to replace KIA Tigers foreign pitcher Adonis Medina.

KIA canceled the existing foreign pitcher Adonis Medina from the first-team entry on June 22. Medina started against Hanwha in Daejeon on the 21st and was knocked out early with 2 hits, 3 walks and 3 runs in 2 innings. Medina went off the mound after failing to complete the fifth inning in the last three games in a row.

Medina pitched in 12 games this season, going 2-6 with a 6.05 ERA, 36 strikeouts and 29 walks with a WHIP of 1.60. Of his 12 appearances, he made only three quality starts. The patience of the KIA bench toward Medina, which was unable to cure chronic anxiety about ball control, was finally exhausted. In effect, the replacement movement was formalized.

Key scouting officials had already left for the U.S. and elsewhere to continue monitoring the local situation. However, the current foreign market situation is not so good. All clubs that have recently sought a replacement foreign pitcher have also opted for ‘old face’. After sending the Dylan file, the Doosan Bears re-signed Brandon Waddell, who played for the team last year, from the Taiwan League. After releasing Bossulser, KT WIZ reunited with William Cuevas, who recovered from an elbow injury.

A baseball official familiar with the situation in the foreign player market said, “Even in the United States, pitchers are thin. In particular, pitcher resources that can be selected are in an atmosphere that will not be given even if a transfer fee is given. He hinted that the Kiwoom club, which moved ahead of the KIA club, found a replacement player from an independent league club, and you can understand the local situation well.”

KIA also started looking for resources for replacement foreign pitchers in this difficult foreign market situation. KIA included Thomas Panoni, who played for the team last year, as a candidate. Panoni was assigned a nomination following his recent major league call-up. However, KIA first turned its attention to Taiwan, not to Panoni, where the future situation was unclear.

According to local news on July 2, KIA is known to have shown interest in recruiting Mario Sanchez, a member of the Tungyi Lions of the Taiwan Professional Baseball League (CBPL). The CPBL Stats official Twitter account said on the 2nd that the KIA club had signed a contract with Mario Sanchez, who played for the CPBL Tungi Lions.

A KIA official said, “Mario Sanchez is one of the recruiting candidates. However, the contract has not been finalized yet.”

Born in Venezuela in 1994, Mario Sanchez is a right-handed pitcher with a height of 185 cm and a weight of 75 kg. He is a member of the Tungi Lions in the 2023 season and is showing excellent results with 8 wins, 1 loss, an average ERA of 1.44, 42 strikeouts and 11 walks in 10 games (9 starts).카지노사이트

As in the case of Doosan Brandon, it seems that there will be no big problem in adapting to Asian baseball because it is a situation where the transfer is made during the season in the Taiwan League. KIA is currently showing an unstable flow in the starting rotation, except for Yang Hyeon-jong. If the recruitment of Mario Sanchez is officially made in the future, KIA is expected to launch a counterattack in the second half along with stabilizing the starting rotation.