David Buchanan (Philadelphia Phillies), who played for the Samsung Lions until last year, has been shutout in two consecutive exhibition games.

Buchanan started the game against the Minnesota Twins at Baycare Ballpark in Clearwater, Florida, on Wednesday (March 3). After getting Willie Castro to ground out to third base in the first inning, Buchanan gave up a single to center field to Alex Kirillov. He retired Ryan Jeffers and Matt Walner on an infield grounder and a strikeout, respectively, to end the inning.

After getting Jose Miranda to ground out to third base to lead off the second inning, Buchanan walked Trevor Ranacci and scored on a Brooks Lee double. Buchanan then retired Austin Martin and Emmanuel Rodriguez on consecutive pitches. 토토사이트 Buchanan was replaced by Jose Alvarado in the third inning with a 2-1 lead. It was his second straight quality start after allowing two runs on four hits, one walk and two strikeouts in two innings against the Boston Red Sox on March 27.


Buchanan, has compiled a 54-28 record with a 3.02 ERA in 113 appearances over four years with the organization since 2020. In his rookie year, he went 15-7 with a 3.45 ERA, tying the franchise record for most wins by a foreign pitcher, ending a long-standing foreign pitcher streak. In 2021, he went 16-5 with a 3.10 ERA, tying for the most wins in his career.

In 2022, he was sidelined for about a month with a finger injury, but went 11-8 for his third straight year of double-digit wins. Last year, he also went 12-8 and was the top foreign starter. A reliable ace on the mound, he was also well-received in the dugout as a mood setter and mentor to younger pitchers. His fan service is second to none.

Samsung continued to negotiate with Buchanan for a new contract, but due to a full salary cap, the team was unable to meet Buchanan’s demands and ended his four-year stay. In his place, Samsung signed Dominican Denny Reyes for a total of $800,000.

In a video letter to fans via his wife Ashley’s Instagram,

Buchanan wrote: “As you all have heard, me and my family will not be returning to Samsung. My family and I really wanted to stay with Samsung, and we thought about finishing my career there, but it just didn’t work out,” he said.

He continued, “It was a very difficult decision (to leave Samsung). But I wanted to let the fans know how much they mean to me, and my family has given me so much love from the first day I arrived to the last day, and I can’t thank them enough.”

“My son Bradley and daughter Lily both grew up in Korea, and the environment and culture are indescribable. 파워볼실시간 It was not an easy decision and it weighs heavily on my heart right now,” he said.

“I wish only good things for everyone. I will always hold you all in my heart and remember you forever,” said Buchanan, who added: “I hope to see you all again in the future. I will always have blue blood in my veins,” he concluded the video letter.

Buchanan signed a minor league contract with the Phillies and is playing in spring training as an invitee.

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