The ‘reverse export myth’ is over… Former Doosan Flexen released by Mets

Chris Flexen, 29, has been released by the New York Mets.안전놀이터

Flexen was designated for assignment (DFA) by the Seattle Mariners on March 28.

After losing his starting job, Flexen was acquired by the Mets via trade on April 4, but the Mets immediately placed him on the disabled list.

MLBTradeRumors.com, which covers major league transactions, reported that Flexen was released by the Mets on July 7. His release was finalized that day, making him eligible for free agency. He is free to negotiate with other clubs.

Flexen made his big league debut in a Mets uniform in 2017 and played through 2019.

Flexen is also a familiar face to Korean fans. He joined the KBO in 2020 and was a dominant ace for the Doosan Bears. His regular season record was 8-4 with a 3.01 ERA in 21 games.

In the postseason, Flexen pitched five games, going 2-1 with a 1.91 ERA and one save to help Doosan reach the Korean Series.

The following year, Flexen returned to the major leagues and spent two seasons in Seattle, going 22-15 with a 3.66 ERA in 64 games (53 starts).

This year, however, Flexen went 17-4 with a 7.17 ERA and was released.

Hope remains. Teams with thin pitching depth could try to acquire Flexen on the cheap.

According to MLBTrader.com, “Teams are dealing with injuries to their pitching staffs. It wouldn’t be surprising to see some teams give Flexen a chance to regain his form,” said MLBTraders.com, raising the possibility of a return to the big leagues.