Lee Jung-hoo’s SF, which requires a starting pitcher, Imana withdraws from the recruitment battle

It is reported that Lee Jung-hoo’s team, San Francisco Giants, has virtually withdrawn from the recruitment of Shota by Japanese pitcher Imana, who remains in the Major League Baseball (MLB) free agent (FA) market.

Jim Bowden, a former Major League Baseball general manager, quoted a source on the 7th (Korea time) that San Francisco is not making Imana a recruitment priority after bringing in Robbie Ray in a trade with the Seattle Mariners.헤라카지노

Bowden previously mentioned San Francisco as the final candidate for Imana’s scramble along with the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Angels, but the situation changed.

San Francisco gave up outfielder Mitch Hanniger and pitcher Anthony Descliffany to Seattle on the 6th and made a trade to receive a pitcher ray.

Rei, who debuted in the Major League in 2014, recorded a total of 74 wins, 71 losses and an ERA of 3.96 in 226 games. In 2021, he played as a one-two punch between Ryu and Toronto, and won the American League Cy Young Award with 13 wins, 7 losses and an ERA of 2.84 in 32 games.

Ray left Toronto after the 2021 season and signed a five-year contract with Seattle for a total of $115 million (about 151.3 billion won).

Ray has an opt-out option to break his remaining contract after the 2024 season and qualify as an FA.

In addition, Ray, who underwent elbow surgery in May last year, cannot easily return to the team in the first half of this season. As a result, the San Francisco Giants is seeking to beef up additional starting pitchers, but has excluded Imana from the list. Instead, Blake Snell and Jordan Montgomery are considered candidates for recruitment.

Meanwhile, Imanaga can negotiate the posting system (closed competitive bidding) until the morning of the 12th. According to local media, Imanaga’s total contract is expected to exceed $100 million (about 131.6 billion won).

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