By Oh Sang-jin Reporter= Pitcher Sean Anderson (29), who was released by the Kia Tigers, has found a new home.

“The Philadelphia Phillies have signed right-handed pitcher Sean Anderson to a minor league contract,” MLB Trade Rumours (MLBTR), which covers major league transfer news, said on 21 November (Korean time). “Anderson played for the KIA Tigers of the KBO this year but was released a few weeks ago,” MLBTR added.

Drafted by the Boston Red Sox with the 88th pick in the third round of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft, Anderson was acquired by the San Francisco Giants via trade in 2017. He made his major league debut with San Francisco in 2019 and spent 2021 with the Minnesota Twins, Baltimore Orioles, and San Diego Padres.

After one big league appearance with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2022, Anderson turned his attention to South Korea, where he compiled a record of 3-5 with a 5.84 ERA in 63 major league games (16 starts) and a 3.72 ERA in 113 minor league games (72 starts) with 42 wins, 17 losses, eight shutouts and two saves.안전놀이터

Anderson signed a $1 million contract with KIA in November 2022 to pitch in the KBO. He seemed to settle in well, going 3-2 with a 2.58 ERA in April, but struggled mightily in May with a 7.71 ERA in three starts. In June, he started to find his groove again with quality starts in three of his four games, but in need of a turnaround, KIA released Anderson and brought back Thomas Pannoni, who had been his companion for the second half of last year.

Anderson, who left the KBO with a 4-7 record and a 3.76 ERA, was quickly rehired, signing with the Philadelphia Phillies. Anderson will join the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs in the Phillies’ minor league system as he attempts to break back into the big leagues.

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