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Pedi Leaving Korea, Is it a One Way Ticket

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Pedi Leaving Korea, Is it a One Way Ticket? “There is a High Possibility of Returning to the United States.”

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NC Dinos foreign pitcher Eric Peddie, who dominated the KBO League in the 2023 season, returns to the United States.

On the afternoon of the 8th, Peddie boarded a flight to Los Angeles, USA through Incheon International Airport.

Peddie played 180⅓ innings in 30 games this year in the regular season, recording 20 wins, 6 losses, an ERA of 2.00, and 209 strikeouts, and won three awards as a pitcher (multiple wins, ERA, and strikeouts).

He achieved 20 wins and 200 strikeouts for the first time in 37 years since Dong-yeol Sun of the Haitai Tigers in 1986 (24 wins, 214 strikeouts).

However, the prevailing view is that it is unlikely that Peddie will set foot on Korean soil again.

In a phone call on the 7th, an NC official said, "Nothing has been confirmed yet.

Of course, we will try to catch him," but also said, "There is a high possibility that Peddie will return to the United States."

Another official also said, "The club is doing its best to catch him, but there are limits. We will look at several replacement players and look again later when a decision is made (whether to stay or not)."

As the American media is also predicting a return to the big leagues, it appears that the lead on whether to remain has passed to Peddie.

Peddie debuted in the big league in 2017 and pitched 454⅓ innings in 102 major league games (88 starts), recording 21 wins, 33 losses, and an average ERA of 5.41.

Meanwhile, NC is drawing a line on the controversy over sabotage that arose when Eric Peddie did not appear on the mound in the 5th game of the playoffs against KT Wiz.

It is difficult to say that it was a sabotage as it has far exceeded the largest number of innings in a single season in the major league (133⅓ innings in 29 games in 2021).

The situation is a little different in the case of other foreign pitchers Tanner Turley and batter Jason Martin.

NC plans to search for a replacement foreign player and collect on-site opinions from the coaching staff before deciding whether to renew the contract.

An NC official explained, “Nothing has been confirmed about the remaining players (besides Pedi),” and “We will evaluate and compare players in the market and make a final decision.”

Tanner and Martin board a flight to the United States on the afternoon of the 7th and 9th, respectively.

Tanner, who joined last August, pitched well with 5 wins, 2 losses, and an ERA of 2.92 in 11 regular season games, but performed poorly in 3 postseason games, allowing 17 hits (3 home runs) and 12 runs in 12 innings.
Jason Martin also played an active part with a batting average of 0.283 (123 hits in 435 at-bats) and 17 home runs and 90 RBIs in 118 regular season games, but was silent with 1 hit in 18 at-bats in 5 playoff games against KT.

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