“I like aggressive games” Real man foreign pitcher finally joins spring camp

Taylor Widener (29), a foreign pitcher who belatedly signed a contract with the NC Dinos, has finally joined the team.

Widener participated in NC’s spring camp (CAMP 2) held in Tucson, Arizona on the 2nd (Korean time).

On this day, Widener was finally released from his former team, the Reno Aces (Triple A team affiliated with Arizona). As a result, he was able to join the NC squad.

Widener, who visited the campsite, greeted the existing players along with fellow foreign players, outfielder Jason Martin (28) and pitcher Eric Peddy (30). In a video released through the club’s YouTube, Widener said, “I’m happy to be with you and I want to get to know you quickly.”

Widener said, “I think it will be a good opportunity for my baseball life. I have very high expectations for Korean culture and Korean baseball.” Regarding his style, he explained, “I have an aggressive pitching style, and I like to compete with a fastball.

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31st of last month, Widener signed a contract with NC for a total of 743,000 dollars메이저놀이터 and went to Korea. Standing at 183cm and weighing 92kg, he throws a 155km/h fastball, along with a slider, changeup and curveball.

Debuting in the Major League (MLB) in Arizona in 2020, he threw 107⅔ innings in a total of 49 games (13 starts), recording an average ERA of 4.26 with 2 wins, 3 losses and 4 holds. Last year, he had a 3.63 ERA with 1 loss and 1 hold in 14 games and 17⅓ innings.

At the time of the contract, Lim Seon-nam, NC general manager, said, “I am satisfied that I can reinforce good resources in the foreign player recruitment market, which has been experiencing many difficulties recently.” revealed

Although the contract was confirmed only after arriving at the spring camp, Widener’s ‘late contract’ can produce positive results in that he can adapt to the team without a long flight.

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