The Hanwha Eagles requested a waiver for Birch Smith.

On the 19th, Hanwha requested the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) to disclose a waiver for foreign pitcher Birch Smith.

Hanwha recruited Smith as an ace this season, but in the opening game on the 1st, he came down the mound complaining of shoulder pain. It was a sad scene.스포츠토토

Subsequent examinations revealed that Smith had muscle damage in his right shoulder. After much thought, Hanwha decided to make Smith a waiver. It was decided to minimize the foreign pitcher gap by recruiting new pitchers.

Hanwha has signed a contract with Smith for up to $1 million, including a down payment of $100,000, an annual salary of $700,000, and an incentive of $200,000. Smith has raised great expectations as a pitcher who mixes several breaking balls with a fastball with a maximum speed of 155 km/h, which emits a 193 cm high key air. However, while he could not play properly due to an injury, he parted with Hanwha.

Hanwha Eagles plans to have a new foreign pitcher join the team as soon as possible.

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