KBO League’s SSG Landers announce that they have signed a left-hander Roenis Eliasgreat tip Dan Kurtz of MyKBO.net. Elias will take the place of the left-hander Enny Romero and earn a salary of $540K. Jeeho Yoo of Yonhap News previously reported that these moves were close.
Elias, 34, has made 133 major league appearances since the 2014 season, spending time with the Mariners, Red Sox and Nationals. He had a 3.96 ERA in 395 2/3 innings of his career, beat 19.6% of hitters faced, walked 9% and hit a 42% landing.
The left-hander signed a minor league deal with the Cubs this winter but did not cause the club to leave camp. He’s made four Triple-A starts this year, posting an ERA of 5.48, but will now have the chance to try his hand at overseas, earning a higher salary than he would have if he had. he stayed underage.
He will replace Romero, who signed for the Landers in December. However, he injured his shoulder in March, according to Kurtz, and has yet to appear in an official match this season. KBO teams can only bring two foreign pitchers on their roster, and the Landers have a slot due Kirk McCarty. Romero’s unfortunate injury will open the door for Elías.