First ‘D-8’ entry, 48 starts this year…”I miss my fans and teammates, but I’m ready to go”

Brandon Waddell (27-Dusan Bears) has arrived in South Korea.

Brandon arrived in Korea through Incheon International Airport on the 16th.

Brandon came to the KBO last year as a foreign pitcher to replace Ariel Miranda and went 5-3 with a 3.60 ERA in 11 games.

It was not a bad performance, but he was not re-signed. Doosan wanted a more potent foreign pitcher, so they brought in Raul Alcantara and Dylan Pyle.

Dylan Pyle had a string of bad luck. He was hit in the head in spring training. He was sidelined for the first month of the season, and after just two games, he injured his elbow.

Doosan began searching for a replacement foreign player in mid-May. They entered negotiations with Brandon, who had been performing well in the Taiwanese League, and completed the deal for a total of $230,000.

A Doosan representative said, “Brandon showed his competitiveness in the KBO last year with his hard-hitting fastball and big-angle changeup. This year, he raised expectations in Taiwan, where he was among the top pitchers in the league with a stable performance.”

Brandon will wear No. 48 this season. Last year, he wore number 57. He will train in a locker room on the 17th and 18th, then fly to Japan on the evening of the 18th to get his visa. He will make his first appearance on the 24th against the Gochukkium Heroes.안전놀이터

After his arrival, Brandon said, “I’m very excited to put on the Doosan uniform again. I’ll try to do better than last year. Of course, I’m in good shape to do that. I’m confident that I can play right away.”

Brandon continued, “I’ve missed the fans and all my teammates. The goal is clear. I came back to the KBO because I want more than just fall baseball. I will do my best to reach the postseason and advance to the Korean Series.”

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