Sean Nolin, who played for the KIA Tigers in the 2022 season, makes a new start in the United States.
MLB Trade Rumors reported on the 12th (Korean time), “The Minnesota Twins recently signed a minor contract with left-handed pitcher Nolin.” The Minnesota MLB.com Face also reported the news on the same day.
Nolin appeared in 21 games as a member of the KIA in the 2022 KBO League, recording an average ERA of 2.47 with 8 wins and 8 losses. In the first half, he only played 7 games due to a left calf injury, but in the second half, he recorded an average ERA of 1 point (1.90) in 13 games, leading KIA to advance to the postseason (5th in the league). He even took the mound as a starting pitcher in the first match of the wild card decision against the KT Wiz.
Nolin’s renewal of his contract looked promising. However, KIA wanted to recruit a right-handed fastball pitcher instead of Nolin, a left-handed technical pitcher, and in the end the two sides could not accompany them. 스포츠토토
Nolin only played 10 games in the Major League (MLB). He played two games with the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2013-2014 season and six games with the Oakland Athletics in the 2015 season.
There is also a case of gaining full-time experience in the KBO league and succeeding on the American stage. Merrill Kelly, who was a member of SSG Landers (SK Wyverns), is a representative example. He is currently the third starting pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Josh Lindblom, who won 20 games with the Doosan Bears in the 2019 season, also signed a contract with the Milwaukee Brewers for 3 years and a total of $9.125 million.