Ken Giles, who once recorded 115 saves as the finisher for the World Series winning team, is aiming to return to the big leagues.
‘New York Post’ columnist John Heyman said on the 26th (Korean time), “Giles will hold a showcase at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona from this day to February 9 to return to the major league team and throw a ball. scheduled,” he reported. 메이저사이트
Giles made his debut in a Philadelphia Phillies uniform in 2014 and was highly anticipated with an earned run average of 1 out of the bullpen. At the time, he even finished fourth in National League Rookie of the Year voting behind Jacob deGrom, Billy Hamilton, and Colton Wong.
After that, he settled as a full-time finisher, and went through the Houston Astros, Toronto Blue Jays, and Seattle Mariners. Notably, he also recorded 34 saves for Houston in 2017, helping the team win a championship. However, in his postseason, he was very sluggish and did not play in many games.
His performance was also sluggish for a while, and as he overlapped with an elbow injury, he lost all of the 2021 season due to Tommy John surgery. He joined Seattle last year and stepped on the mound again, but his physical condition was still poor. He later signed a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants, but never returned to the big leagues.
In an interview with Heyman, Giles said, “I am in 100% physical condition right now. He has no injuries and is in good health.” After the showcase, he will be looking for a new team.