‘Samsung native’ Lively signs contract with Cleveland for 1 year and 990 million won

Ben Lively, 31, who played three seasons for the Samsung Lions of the Korean Baseball Organization, has signed a one-year contract with the Cleveland Guardians.

The Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball (MLB) announced on the 13th (Korean time) that they have signed free agent (FA) Lively to their 40-man roster.월카지노

The club did not disclose details of the deal, but local media including the Associated Press reported that “Lively signed a one-year contract for $750,000 (about $99 million).”

A right-handed pitcher who was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the fourth round (135th overall) in 2013, Lively made his big league debut with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2017.

After going 4-7 in 2017, Lively was unable to add another win in the majors and signed with Samsung in August 2019 as a replacement foreign pitcher, where he will play until 2021.

In three seasons with Samsung, he went 10-12 with a 4.14 ERA.

After signing a minor league contract with Cincinnati in January 2022, Lively made his big league debut against the New York Mets on 12 May 2023, earning a relief win (three innings of four-hit ball) and then earning a start against the St. Louis Cardinals on 25 May, tossing six innings of five-hit ball and two runs.

For the year, Lively is 4-7 with a 5.38 ERA in the big leagues.

Lively, who is eligible for free agency after the 2023 season, signed a “major league contract,” which is not a big deal but guarantees him a spot on the 40-man roster.

“It’s unlikely that Lively will be a part of the Cleveland starting rotation right away,” CBS Sports said, “but if an established starter like Shane Bieber is traded, Lively could have an opportunity. For now, Lively is likely to be used in long relief or as a swingman (between the starting rotation and bullpen).”

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