Right-handed fireballer Ken Giles (33) is going through an open test.
John Heyman of the New York Post먹튀검증, USA, said on his personal social media (SNS) on the 8th (Korean time), ‘Giles will be bullpen tomorrow at Arizona State University. He expects more than 15 teams to attend,’ he said.
Giles has 115 saves in his MLB career. In 2017, when he played for the Houston Astros, he appeared in 63 games and made a big success with 1 win, 3 losses, 34 saves, and an ERA of 2.30. His trademark is a fast ball with an average speed of 97 miles per hour (156.1 km/h). In 2017, his fastball average velocity exceeded 98 miles per hour (157.7 km/h).
However, his value has declined recently due to a series of injuries. Giles underwent Tommy John Surgery in September 2020. In May of last year, he was placed on the 60-day disabled list (IL) with a right finger injury. He was released as a free agent (FA) in August and signed a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants, but was immediately released and finished the season without a team.
Giles, who skipped 2021 due to rehab, pitched in five games last year, giving up no runs in 4 1/3 innings. It could be called a ‘successful’ comeback, but his fastball average velocity dropped to 94.8 miles (152.6 km/h), and question marks were placed on his physical condition. In the end, he was unable to find a new team in the offseason and even had to take a public test.