Former Lotte foreigner, exhibition game 11 home runs ERA 8.66 sluggish… eventually relegated to Triple A

Former Lotte Giants foreign pitcher Adrian Sampson suffered extreme sluggishness in an exhibition game and was demoted to the minors. In four starts, he allowed a whopping 11 home runs, and suffered two losses with an ERA of 8.66. 

Chicago area media ‘Cubs Insider’바카라사이트 reported on the 26th (Korean time), “The Cubs reduced their spring camp roster from 41 to 39. The move of right-hander Adrian Sampson to the Triple-A Iowa Cubs is the most notable.” 

The media also added, “Sampson was mentioned as a candidate for the 5th starter, but he showed a sluggish appearance, recording 11 home runs.” 

Sampson, who made his big league debut with the Seattle Mariners in 2016, pitched in one game in his first year and took one loss. His earned run average was 7.71. 

After playing for the Texas Rangers for two years from 2018, he recorded 6-11 (5.64 ERA) and debuted in the KBO League in 2020. While playing for Lotte, he appeared in 25 games and recorded 9 wins and 12 losses (average ERA of 5.40). 

Wearing a Cubs uniform in 2021 after failing to renew his contract with Lotte, he went 1-2 (2.80 ERA) in 10 games in 2021, followed by 4-5 (3.11 ERA) in 21 games last year.

He jumped into the starting competition this season, but due to lower-than-expected performance, he had to wait for a call-up to the big leagues while preparing at Triple-A for the time being. 

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