Robert Duggar has signed a minor league contract

Right-handed pitcher Robert Duggar (29), the KBO’s first foreign player to be released, has signed a minor league contract with the Oakland Athletics.

According to Major League Baseball Trade Rumors (MLBTR), Dugger signed a minor league contract with the Oakland Athletics on June 18 (KST). He will be assigned to the rookie team ACL Athletics, where he is expected to build up his body and join the next level team in time for actual games.

MLBTR reports,

‘Dugger returns to North American baseball after a brief, unsuccessful stint in the KBO. After signing a one-year, $750,000 deal with the SSG Landers in the offseason, Dugger pitched 22⅔ innings in six starts with a 12.71 ERA before being released in late April.

“Despite this rough track record, Duggar’s recent performance in the Pacific Coast League (PCL) suggests he could provide depth to Oakland’s starting rotation. 안전놀이터 추천 He posted a 4.31 ERA in 146 1/3 innings at Triple-A Texas Rangers last year, which stood out in a very hitter-friendly league.

“Duggar, who posted a 7.17 ERA in 86⅔ innings with the Miami Marlins, Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays, and Boston Red Sox from 2019 to 2022, is a veteran of four major league seasons. “He’s not a hard-throwing pitcher or a strikeout pitcher, but he’s had a fairly low walk rate over the last three seasons in the minors,” he said.

Duggar has struggled mightily in six appearances (22⅔ innings) for SSG in the KBO this year, going 0-3 with a 12.71 ERA and 18 strikeouts in six games. He had a 2.07 WHIP and a 3-for-6 K/BB ratio. He went 2-2 with a 5.68 ERA in two exhibition games and became the first foreign player to be released this season.

Duggar, came to SSG as a pitcher with interest from several domestic teams

Duggar, who led the Triple-A PCL in ERA and strikeouts (143) last year, came to SSG as a pitcher with interest from several domestic teams. He was considered a reliable, if not spectacular, pitcher, but he failed spectacularly. His main weapon, a two-seam fastball, was not in the ABS zone, and hitters were targeting it up the middle.

On March 6 against the Changwon NC, he was hit hard with 14 runs (13 earned) on 12 hits, four walks, three wild pitches, and four strikeouts in 3 innings. He gave up nine runs in the first inning, then three more in the second and two more in the third, tying the KBO record for most runs allowed in a single game. Duggar was seen in tears in the dugout on the broadcast, causing a lot of heartache.

Unable to rebound after that, Duggar’s farewell game against Sajik Lotte on March 24 became his farewell game. He was pulled early after giving up seven runs on nine hits with two walks and two strikeouts in 2⅔ innings, sparking an attitude controversy.

Oakland, meanwhile, is short-handed with three starting pitchers – Joe Boyle (back), Paul Blackburn (metatarsal) and Alex Wood (shoulder) – on the disabled list. Aaron Brooks, formerly of the Kia Tigers in the 2020-2021 KBO, was called up and made a start against the Houston Astros on April 16, 토토사이트 모음 giving up three runs on seven hits with one walk and five strikeouts in seven innings. Duggar is also expected to remain in the minors as an insurance start.

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