SSG Landers acquired Roennis Elias (34), a left-hander from the Chicago Cubs, for a total of $540,000 (approximately 700 million won) on the 4th to replace Annie Romero.
Cuban-born Elias joined the Seattle Mariners as an international amateur free agent in 2011 and made his MLB debut in 2014. In his first 토토사이트 year of debut, he played 29 games (29 starts) in the major leagues and immediately achieved a double-digit multiplier (10 wins, ERA 3.85), and 22 wins, 24 losses, 3.96 ERA in 395⅔ innings in 133 major league games (54 starts). He is a veteran left-handed pitcher with extensive major league experience.
He also participated in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) as a member of the Cuban national team, leading the Cuban national team to the semifinals as a team leader. In particular, he pitched as a starting pitcher against Italy in the qualifier and pitched well with 2 hits and 3 strikeouts in 5 innings.
SSG evaluates Elias as a highly-completed left-handed pitcher who has all the capabilities a starting pitcher should have, such as pitch position, command, breaking ball ability, and game management. Above all, he is a pitcher capable of pitching a diverse repertoire thanks to his excellent fastball angle from a stable pitching mechanic and sharp movement of his changeup and curveball thrown from the same release point as the fastball.
SSG checked Elias’ baseball internal and external evaluations in various ways through the network owned by Trey Hillman Consultant, and was evaluated as good in terms of skill and personality through various routes.
Guillermo Heredia, who played together as a teammate for the Seattle Mariners, advised the club that “Elias is a nice, good-natured player and has an emotionally stable disposition.”
Elias said, “I am grateful to the officials for giving me the opportunity to join a prestigious club called SSG. I am so happy to be able to play baseball in Korea, and I look forward to the day I can meet the fans. When we join the team, we will do our best together so that we can win the championship. I ask for your support,” he said.
Meanwhile, SSG plans to request the KBO to disclose player registration if there is nothing wrong after Elias’ medical check.