By Oh Sang-jin Reporter= Thomas Pannoni, 29, who had been rumored to return to the Kia Tigers, has rejoined the major leagues.

The Milwaukee Brewers announced on Sept. 29 (KST) on their official social media that they have called up left-handed pitcher Panoni to the major leagues and sent right-handed pitcher Peter Stzelecki to Triple-A Nashville.

Pannoni saw big-league action with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2018 (12 games, 4-1, 4.19 ERA) and 2019 (37 games, 3-6, 6.16 ERA), but has spent most of his time in the minors since, signing a $300,000 contract with the KIA Tigers in June 2022 to replace Ronnie Williams in the KBO.바카라사이트

Despite posting a respectable 3-4 record with a 2.72 ERA in 14 games in the KBO, Pannoni was not re-signed by KIA. He returned to the U.S. after the 2022 season and signed a minor league deal with Milwaukee to try again for the major leagues.

After going 3-1 with a 2.70 ERA in 11 games (nine starts) at Triple-A this season, Panoni found himself on the big league roster for the first time in nearly four years. Milwaukee, which will be running on empty until the All-Star break, called up Pannoni to bolster its bullpen.

Pannoni was also reportedly on KIA’s short list of potential signings, as the organization has recently been looking for a foreign pitcher. The club was looking for a new foreign pitcher after designating Adonis Medina (2-6, 6.05 ERA in 12 games) for assignment, and the possibility of re-signing Panoni, who showed promise last year, had been floated. However, Panoni’s call-up to the big leagues makes a reunion with the club unlikely.

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