The Samsung Lions have signed a new foreign pitcher, Denny Reyes (28). The team said goodbye to four-year ace David Buchanan (35).

Samseo officially announced on Thursday that it signed Reyes, a right-hander, to a contract worth $800,000, including a $100,000 signing bonus, $500,000 in salary, and $200,000 in options. Reyes fills the team’s one remaining foreign player spot after signing right-hander Connor Seabold, 28, for a total of $1 million ($100,000 signing bonus, $800,000 annual salary, $100,000 incentive) on March 22. It meant the team did not re-sign Buchanan.

In announcing the signing of Reyes

“Buchanan, who has been on the Samsung mound for the past four years, recently rejected the club’s final offer while considering a move to the Major Leagues, so the re-contract negotiations unfortunately fell through. Samsung tried its best to become the first KBO foreign player to sign a multi-year contract, but was unable to reach an agreement with Buchanan due to the foreign salary cap.

Buchanan, who first joined Samsung in 2020 after playing for the Philadelphia Phillies in Major League Baseball (2015-2016) and the Yakult Swallows in Nippon Professional Baseball (2017-2019), spent the longest four years ever for a foreign player in the organization. He became Samsung’s longest-tenured foreign player on the mound, surpassing first baseman Darin Ruff, who spent three years with the organization from 2017-2019.

In his four-year career, 토토사이트 Buchanan started 113 games and pitched 699⅔ innings, compiling a 54-28 record with a 3.02 ERA and 539 strikeouts. He was an ace with two complete games and four shutouts. During this time, he threw the most innings and pitches (11,375) in the entire KBO.

With the exception of a second-place finish in the 2021 regular season, Samsung was stuck in the bottom half of the standings for four years, but Buchanan was the ace in the hole. He tied for first in the league in wins with LG Casey Kelly, and ranked second in ERA and strikeouts. Her 80 quality starts were the most in the league.

His competitive nature and friendliness, as well as his rigorous routine and exemplary self-care

He earned him the trust of Samsung’s players. When Buchanan’s non-contract became official, both “homegrown ace” Won Tae-in (24), who looked up to Buchanan as a role model, and veteran catcher Kang Min-ho (39), who has been a battery partner, posted poignant farewells on social media.

Won Tae-in, who posted photos of himself with Buchanan, wrote, “I’ve always been busy following in his footsteps. The player who taught me so much over the past four years and influenced my growth the most. I’m very sad to see him go, but we support and respect each other, so I’ll finish well without injury and when we meet again, I’ll be a player who goes above and beyond what is expected of me,” he said, thanking Buchanan. In English, he wrote, “I will miss you. Let’s meet again” in English.

Kang Min-ho also posted a two-shot photo with Buchanan and wrote, “You were the best pitcher for me. Let’s meet again someday. I’ll miss you a lot, my friend,” he wrote in both Korean and English. Buchanan spent four years with Samsung, pitching 104 of his 113 career games with Kang Min-ho. The duo combined for a 2.93 ERA in 633⅓ innings. The 21-year-old veteran is also the most prolific foreign pitcher in the Korean Baseball Organization.

Reyes, meanwhile, is a right-hander from the Dominican Republic with excellent physical attributes

He appeared in nine games (three starts and 19⅔ innings) for the New York Mets last year, going 2-2 with a 7.78 ERA. After making his debut with the Baltimore Orioles in 2022, he spent two years in the majors, going 2-2 with a 6.26 ERA in 12 games (4 starts, 27⅓ innings). Last year in Triple-A, he went 2-3 with a 5.79 ERA in 20 games (18 starts-91⅔ innings).

While his objective stats don’t really stand out, Samsung’s scouting report says, “He is considered a competitive pitcher in the KBO. He averages 147 mph and tops out at 150 mph with a fastball and a variety of pitches including a slider, changeup, and cutter. His pitches are optimized for robot umpires, 사설 토토사이트 and he has excellent WHIP (walks allowed per inning) and strikeouts per nine innings, which are representative records that show a pitcher’s stability. In the minor leagues, he has a career WHIP of 1.13 and has shown stable control with a strikeout rate of 1.6 per nine innings.

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