Power Replacement Confirmed Panoni Chooses to Run Again in the U.S.

KIA Tigers and Thomas Panoni (29) are parting ways.

Major League Baseball’s representative source, ‘New York Post’ Columnist John Heyman said on the 19th (Korean time)

Left-hander Panoni signed a minor league contract with the Chicago Cubs.

It was reported that it is a condition of being invited to next year’s spring camp, and if promoted to the major league 온라인카지노사이트

he will receive $800,000 (about 1 billion won).

Panoni wore the KIA uniform as a substitute during the season both last year and this year. 메이저사이트

Last year, he joined as a replacement for Ronnie Williams and recorded 3 wins, 4 losses, 82⅔ innings, and an ERA of 2.72 in 14 games.

As a left-handed pitcher, he throws opposing balls at a speed of 140 km/h, so he is not the type to threaten with the pitch, but his control is stable

so he never falls apart. He made use of cutters, curves, and change-ups to make up for the lack of speed.

However, the contract renewal with KIA failed. Panoni’s stability and experience adapting to the KBO league made it worth looking forward to one more season

but KIA wanted a pitcher who could push the ball forward.

KIA parted ways with Panoni and welcomed this year with a new one-two punch consisting of Sean Anderson and Adonis Medina.

Panoni was continuing his career in the United States when his first contract renewal with KIA fell through. 안전놀이터

After appearing in only one game for the Milwaukee Brewers of the Major League

he pitched 53⅓ innings in 11 games for the Milwaukee-affiliated Triple A team and recorded an earned run average of 2.70.

Although he was far from a major leaguer, he was performing quite steadily in the minor league, and KIA made a strong effort to replace both Anderson and Medina

who continued to perform poorly. At this time, Panoni was brought in for $350,000 (about 400 million won).

Panoni performed well upon his return to Korea, but he tended to fall apart toward the end of the season. In the eight games he has pitched since September

he has only 3 wins, 2 losses, 37 innings, and an earned run average of 5.59.

There was a difference from when he left a strong impression in the first three games in July with one win, 15⅔ innings, and an ERA of 1.15.

Trackman’ Looking at the data, the average fastball speed reached 144.4 km/h in July, but dropped to 140.5 km/h in September.

It was difficult to join hands again with Panoni, whose season performance was only 16 games, 6 wins, 3 losses, 82 1/3 innings, and an ERA of 4.26.

KIA agonized over renewing its contract with Panoni. This was evidenced by the fact that Panoni was placed on the pending player list last month and Mario Sanchez was excluded.

There are problems with pitching, but considering stability, he was not a bad pitcher for a second starter.

Still, it appears that in order to hope for a higher ranking next season

it would be better to get a better pitcher instead of Panoni, and Panoni also chose to try again in the United States.

American sports media ‘CBS Sports’ said, ‘Panoni pitched in one game in Milwaukee before ending the season in Korea this year.

His major league career performance in three seasons is 50 games (13 starts) and an earned run average of 5.46.

It is predicted that the starting rotation of the 2024 season will begin with the Triple A team under the Cubs.

Meanwhile, KIA renewed a contract with foreign hitter Socrates Brito on the 18th for a total of $1.2 million.

Socrates spent his second season at KIA this year, playing in 142 games and recording a batting average of 0.285, 20 home runs, 96 RBI, 91 runs, and an OPS of 0.807.

He played the role of a central hitter, ranking first in the team in hits, home runs, runs, and RBIs.

KIA must form a new one-two punch in 2024 as it has confirmed its separation from both Panoni and Sanchez.

It is known that KIA is still looking for a new face, placing a top priority on a pitcher with good pitching ability.

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