Seoul baseball rivals Doosan Bears and LG Twins finished a four-player bargain on Thursday, with an All-Star pitcher exchanging groups about seven days before the beginning of the customary season.
The Bears sent 2018 All-Star lefty Ham Deok-ju, alongside right-hander Chae Ji-seon, to the Twins, in return for infielder Yang Suk-hwan and left-hander Nam Ho.
Ham and Yang are key figures in this arrangement between co-inhabitants of Jamsil Baseball Stadium in the country’s capital.
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Ham, 26, is entering his 10th season in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO). He acquired the 2018 All-Star as one of the group’s exceptional closers. He got done with a 6-3 record and 27 recoveries, in addition to a 2.96 ERA in 67 innings that season.
According to sports betting odds reports, Ham had made 24 beginnings in 2017 and surprisingly after a change to warm up area, he has straightforwardly discussed needing to turn into a starter once more. He made six heads close to the furthest limit of a year ago, and had a 4.26 ERA in 25 1/3 innings in those about six beginnings, contrasted with a 3.60 ERA in 30 innings as a reliever.
The Twins have four starters secured in the turn now – Casey Kelly, Andrew Suarez, Lee Min-ho and Jeong Chan-heon – and Ham will probably be in the warm up area for his new club.