NC Dinos’ best-of-five: ‘Release Widener → Sign Tully’

The NC Dinos of the Korean Baseball Organization have made a move. They’ve signed a new foreign pitcher to replace Taylor Widener.

The club announced on Thursday that it had requested a waiver from the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) and signed pitcher Tanner Tully, 29, as a replacement foreign player.

Tanner, a native of Indiana, USA, is a left-handed pitcher with a physical build of 188 centimeters and 92 kilograms. He throws a 144-148 mph four-seam fastball with a mix of pitches including a slider, changeup, and curve.

He has been a starter for most of his career and is considered to have good stamina and a reliable delivery.

Tanner began his professional career after being selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers (then the Indians) in the 2016 draft.

He made his major league debut last year, going 3-0 with a 6.00 ERA in three big league appearances. In the minors, he went 44-51 with a 4.18 ERA in 159 games (131 starts).

He also pitched in 19 games (19 starts) for Triple-A New York Yankees this season, going 5-5 with a 5.64 ERA.

NC Dinos general manager Lim Sun-nam said, “He is a left-handed pitcher who has been a consistent starter. We look forward to more stable game management as a starting pitcher.”

Tanner said, “I’m excited to join NC. I’m excited to play baseball in front of our amazing fans. I’m looking forward to working with my teammates to stay healthy and give my best effort every game to help the team win.”

Tanner will join the team as soon as the necessary administrative processes are finalized, including obtaining a visa.

-Tanner Tully

Q. What are your thoughts on joining the NC Dinos?

  • I am very excited to join the NC Dinos. I’m excited to play baseball on the other side of the world in front of the amazing fans and I can’t wait to get started. 토토사이트

Q. What do you know/think about Korea and the KBO?

  • I’ve heard about it from my friend Drew Luchinski, who played in the KBO for a long time. I also watched KBO games on ESPN during the pandemic and enjoyed watching baseball with my family and realized that I wanted to throw a ball in the KBO someday. I can’t wait to see the cheers and energy of the KBO fans.

Q. Goals and determination

  • My goal is to win the NC Dinos championship. I want to make sure everyone on the team, including myself, is healthy and giving our best every game.

Q. A word to the fans

  • Hello fans, my name is Tanner Tully. I’m excited to throw the ball in front of all of you. I can’t wait to see you at the ballpark.

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