‘Rex Out’ Lotte Continues Athletic Direction…Why Did They Sign Gudrum, Not ‘Gepo’ [Oh!쎈 창원].

The Lotte Giants have made the first move in their late-season resurgence. They have claimed foreign-born slugger Jack Rex off waivers and signed new foreign-born player Nico Goodrum.토스카지노

Lotte announced in a press release on 11 November that it had signed Nico Goodrum to a contract totalling $400,000 and placed Rex on waivers. Rex has been playing with a knee injury this year. He was forced to play with no clear rehabilitation time, and Lotte eventually parted ways with him.

The game against Changwon NC on the 11th was cancelled due to rain, but head coach Larry Sutton told reporters, “Rex came to us late last year and had a successful run. This spring, he was looking really good until he got injured. “When he first injured his knee, he was looking at six to 10 weeks of rehabilitation. We tried to give Rex as much time as possible to rehabilitate, but because of his role as a foreign hitter, his rehabilitation time was not short.”Lotte’s newest signing, Goodrum, is a 192cm, 99kg Utuyanta utility player in the outfield. He was drafted in the second round of the 2010 Major League Baseball draft by the Minnesota Twins. He went on to play for the Houston Astros and Detroit Tigers before joining the Boston Red Sox in the 2023 season.

In 402 career games in the majors, he batted .222 with 311 hits, 42 home runs, 46 doubles, and an OPS of .688. His most notable season in the majors came in 2018 with the Detroit Tigers, when he batted .245 (109-for-444) with 16 home runs, 53 RBI, 12 doubles and a .747 OPS in 131 games.

This season, he’s been a solid producer at Triple-A for the Boston Red Sox, batting .258 (61-for-218) with eight home runs, 36 RBIs, seven doubles and an .888 OPS in 65 games.

Sutton said of Goodrum, “He’s a guy we’ve been watching for about a year and a half. He’s a switch-hitter who does a great job of controlling his zone. This year, he’s had more walks than strikeouts, so he’s got a good strikeout rate.” This year, Goodrum has 66 strikeouts and 60 walks in Triple-A.

“He’s also played four seasons in the majors. He’s got the athleticism to play a lot of different positions.” “He’ll be here this week. He’ll have plenty of time to work out and integrate during the All-Star break.”

This year, he was a utility infielder at Triple-A. He played primarily at first base (30 games), second base (22 games) and third base (12 games). He started one game in the outfield this year. For his entire career, he has more experience in the outfield than the infield.Sutton said, “He can play all positions in the infield. He can also play first base because Seung-min Ko is out at first base right now. He can also play shortstop if Noh Jin-hyuk needs a break from starting in left field in certain situations as the season progresses. “Once Goodrum arrives, we’ll see how he does in a lot of different ways. It’s going to take time, so we’ll have to see how he does during the All-Star break. Our scouting team has made a judgement on which position is best for him, but we’re going to watch him a little bit more on the field.”

Lotte currently ranks last in home runs with 33 as a team. Their long ball power is significantly lacking. Rex was supposed to fill the gap, but a knee injury prevented him from doing so. Still, the new foreigner isn’t a slugger. He has 42 career home runs in the majors and only 23 in Triple-A. As Sutton emphasised, he makes good contact and has good initiative, but he’s not the kind of player that will provide the team with the long ball they need. Instead, Sutton emphasised that he fits into the team’s direction.

“He’s a guy that fits in with what we’re looking for. He’s not a 30- to 40-homer guy, but he can hit enough home runs and he’s a switch-hitter who can cover both sides of the plate. I think he’s going to have an above-average batting average, and I think he’s a guy who can definitely be productive once he adjusts.”