MLB: After two successful years in Korea, this pitcher looks to return to GL

The right-hander Dan straily has had a successful career as a starting pitcher in both the Major Leagues and the Korea Baseball Organization. Straily is an eight-year MLB veteran of the Athletics, Cubs, Astros, Reds, Marlins and Orioles.

He finished fourth in the AL Rookie of the Year voting in 2013 and has made at least 23 starts in four separate MLB seasons. Straily won 14 games in 2016 with the Cincinnati Reds and tied for the National League lead with 33 starts for the Miami Marlins in ’17:

He has been on the other side of exchanges involving right-handed pitcher Jeff Samardzija, outfielder Dexter Fowler and Dominican right-handed pitcher Luis Castillo, among others.

Over the past two seasons, Straily has started 62 games for KBO’s Lotte Giants with a good 3.22 ERA, and is now a free agent who has the freedom to speak to MLB teams.

It may interest you: How Dan Straily became the best version of himself in Korea

You can follow Dan on Twitter @ danstraily67. Dan also directs the excellent Journeyman Podcast along with Ben Fleming. Follow the podcast @journeyman_pod on Twitter and listen to it on Apple Podcasts.

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Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, the LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Graduated in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and within days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: After two successful years in Korea, this pitcher looks to return to GL