Local media in the United States picked Chris Flexen, who advanced to the American Major League (MLB), as a trade candidate based on his performance with the Doosan Bears in the KBO League. 메이저놀이터
On the 15th (hereinafter Korean time), MLB.com included Flexen in the list of 10 trade candidates who need to transfer ahead of the next season. The media reported that “Seattle’s starting pitching depth is thick” and “Robbie Ray, Luis Castillo, Logan Gilbert, Marco Gonzalez and George Kirby have prospect Emerson Hancock.” At the same time, he mentioned Flexen as a trade card.
Flexen, who played an active role as Doosan’s ace in the 2020 season, returned to the big leagues last year by signing a two-year contract with Seattle for $4.75 million (approximately 6.1 billion won). In his first season back in the big leagues, he appeared in 31 games and went 14-6 with an ERA of 3.61 and performed well.
In this season, his second year, he posted a respectable performance with an ERA of 3.73 with 8 wins and 9 losses in 33 games. However, since last August, his position has changed to the bullpen. He pitched well with 1 win, 2 saves and an ERA of 1.62 in 11 games in relief, but was eliminated from the postseason entry.
When Cincinnati Reds ace Castillo joined at the trade deadline last summer, his position in the starting lineup sharply narrowed. The media said, “Flexen moved to the bullpen when Seattle acquired Castillo,” and “he is still a pitcher that can help a team that needs reinforcement.”