ESPN and other local media reporters reported on the 30th (Korea Standard Time) that “Chris Flexen signed a one-year, $1.75 million contract with the Chicago White Sox.”
Flexen was a representative successful Korean pro-baseball player. Playing for the Doosan Bears in 2020, Flexen pitched 116 ⅔ in 21 games, recording eight wins, four losses and an earned run average of 3.01. Although he was unable to play full time due to an injury caused by being hit by a pitch, Flexen displayed his skills as good as an ace on the mound as he displayed fastballs and even stable control of breaking balls.월카지노
Notably, he struck out 11 in six innings against LG in the semi-playoff that year, tying the most strikeouts in a single postseason game. This was broken by Eric Peddy of the NC Dinos in this season by striking out 12 in the playoffs.
He showed the best performance in the KBO League, and signed a two-year contract with the Seattle Mariners for a total of 4.75 million dollars in 2021. Flexen, who played in 31 games with Seattle in 2021, posted a record of 8 wins, 9 losses, and 3.73 ERA in 33 games (22 starts) in 2022. However, he was traded to the New York Mets in June this season, but had to leave the team once again. Eventually, he moved to the Colorado Rockies and did not show impressive performance with 2-4 losses and 6.27 ERA in 12 games.
After moving to the White Sox, he will be sharing the same room with Eric Peddy, who received the KBO League regular season MVP and Golden Glove in pitching. Peddy played in 30 games as a member of the NC Dinosaurs this season with 20 wins, 6 losses and 2.00 ERA. Peddy overwhelmed KBO League batters with his fastball over 150 kilometers and breaking ball sweeper that bends at a sharp angle. He struck out 209 times and achieved 20 wins and 200 strikeouts at the same time for the first time in 37 years since Sun Dong-yeol in 1986.
After the end of the season, NC tried to catch it as the highest treatment ever for foreign pitchers in the KBO League, but returned to the big league with a two-year, $15 million total contract with the White Sox.