Right-handed pitcher Drew Ruchinski, 35, has had his team option declined.

‘The Oakland Athletics declined the 2024 team option on Luchinski, making him a free agent,’ Ari Alexander of KPRC2, a local Houston media outlet, reported on social media (SNS) on March 3 (Korean time). ‘Luchinski pitched five seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) (4-8 record, 6.25 ERA) and was a ‘monster’ in the KBO from 2019 to 2022. He underwent surgery in August and will miss part of the 2024 season. 토토사이트

Ruchinski left the NC Dinos for Oakland last December. His contract was worth $3 million ($4 million) for one year and a $5 million ($6.6 million) team option for 2024, which Oakland declined. As an unrestricted free agent, Luchinski is free to find a new team.

Luchinski spent four years as NC’s ace, starting in 2019. He went 53-36 with a 3.06 ERA, pitching between 180 and 190 innings each year and winning double-digit games. Oakland offered him a “return to MLB,” but that was it. He struggled with a back injury, making just four starts and going 4-4 with a 9.00 ERA. He was placed on the disabled list in May and underwent surgery in July for a degenerative back condition.

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