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Hanwha Eagles release pitcher Ryan Carpenter

All News 16:03 May 31, 2022

By Yoo Jee-ho

SEOUL, May 31 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean baseball club Hanwha Eagles announced Tuesday they have parted ways with pitcher Ryan Carpenter.

The Eagles said they asked the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) to place the American left-hander on waivers. The Eagles added that they are currently negotiating a deal with Carpenter's replacement.

In this file photo from April 6, 2022, Ryan Carpenter of the Hanwha Eagles pitches against the Kia Tigers during the bottom of the first inning of a Korea Baseball Organization regular season game at Gwangju-Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, 330 kilometers south of Seoul. (Yonhap)

Slowed by elbow issues, Carpenter has pitched in just four games this season, going 0-1 with a 2.50 ERA.

He was deactivated after three games in April. He returned to the mound last Wednesday but went only three innings before hitting the sidelines again.

In his first KBO season in 2021, Carpenter was 5-12 with a 3.97 ERA. He led the Eagles' rotation with 31 starts and 170 innings last year but he only gave the team 18 innings in 2022.

The Eagles' other foreign pitcher, Nick Kingham, was sidelined with a right forearm injury after three starts. He last pitched on April 16.

KBO clubs can each sign up to three foreign players, but no more than two pitchers.

Carpenter is the fourth foreign player to be cut this season in the KBO, joining outfielder Henry Ramos and starter William Cuevas for the KT Wiz, and infielder Rio Ruiz for the LG Twins.

In this file photo from April 6, 2022, Ryan Carpenter of the Hanwha Eagles pitches against the Kia Tigers during the bottom of the first inning of a Korea Baseball Organization regular season game at Gwangju-Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, 330 kilometers south of Seoul. (Yonhap)

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