Japanese pitcher Shintaro Fujinami (29) is changing teams.
Local media, including USA Today, reported that Fujinami was transferred from the Oakland Athletics to the Baltimore Orioles via trade on 20 January.바카라사이트
On the same day, the San Francisco Chronicle and other local media reported that Fujinami said goodbye to his teammates with a hug in the clubhouse.
Fujinami, who signed a one-year, $3.25 million deal with Oakland, is 5-8 with an 8.57 ERA in 49 1/3 innings over 34 games. He has a 1.662 WHIP, 1.1 hits, 5.5 walks and 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings.
He started the season as a starter, but was sent down to the bullpen after a disastrous 14.40 ERA in four starts.
Since then, he has gradually improved. In 17 games since June, he has shown signs of adjusting to the big leagues with a 3.26 ERA, seven runs allowed in 19 1/3 innings, two home runs, six walks, 20 strikeouts and a .246 batting average.
Baltimore is currently tied for first place in the American League East with the Tampa Bay Rays at 58-37. They are looking to bolster their bullpen ahead of what is sure to be a heated postseason race.
In exchange for Fujinami, Oakland will receive left-hander Eastern Lucas.
Lucas, who was selected by the Miami Marlins in the 14th round of the 2019 draft, was acquired by Baltimore in December 2019 in exchange for outfielder Jonathan Villar.
In 2023, he made 21 appearances between Double-A and Triple-A, going 1-0 with a 2.93 ERA in 30 2/3 innings pitched.