“We are moving away from the big leagues.”
Mitch White (29, Toronto Blue Jays), who resembles Park Chan-ho, appeared on the mound in the major leagues after a long time. Toronto recently assigned Anthony Bass and put White in its 40-man roster. White was traded from the Los Angeles Dodgers to Toronto ahead of the 2022 trade deadline.
White got a chance as a starting pitcher in the second half of last year instead of season-out Ryu Hyun-jin. However, he pitched in 10 games for Toronto last year, lost 5, and had an earned run average of 7.74. The starting pitcher’s performance in 2022, including the Dodgers, was 6 losses in 18 games and an average ERA of 5.31.토토사이트
This season, he was unable to start in the major leagues due to elbow pain. He went through rehabilitation in the minor leagues and returned to the major leagues. 1 loss in 9 games, ERA 8.61. In particular, in Triple A, he only had 1 loss and an average ERA of 10.07 in 8 games.
He may not be making it to the major leagues at this point, but Toronto seems to have decided that White hasn’t been tested enough in normal condition. Of course, the Jace Journal, which is in charge of Toronto at Fanside, said on the 8th (hereinafter Korean time), “DFA (nomination assignment) may also exist in White’s future. Regardless of his role, he is getting further and further away from the big leagues.”
In any case, White was put on a close test of survival in the major leagues. Clutch Point said on the 10th, “Coach John Schneider no longer sees White as a starting pitcher.” The way he showed as a starting pitcher last year, and the way he played in the minor leagues this year, you can see that.
In fact, the return to the major leagues on the 11th was also a relief appearance. Home game against the 2023 Major League Minnesota Twins held at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. White climbed the mound with 1 out, 1st and 2nd basers in the top of the 8th inning, trailing 3-5.
As soon as White got on the mound, he was hit with a blow. He used a 95 mph four-seam with a full count to Max Kepler, but was driven to the middle and gave up a three-run four in the middle. He struck out Ryan Jeffers on a grounder to first base with a slider and Michael Taylor with a sweeper.
In the ninth inning, after one out, Donovan Solano and Alex Kirilov put a slider and 95-mile four-seam, but were hit with doubles in a row and allowed one run. He finished the inning by striking out Carlos Correa with a sweeper and striking out Will Castro with a 95 mph four-seam. His best speed was 96.2 miles (154.8 km), but misfires were frequent. 1.2 innings, 3 hits (1 home run), 4 strikeouts, 2 runs.
Toronto needs a starter who can reliably fill Alec Manoa’s empty spot. But Toronto doesn’t seem to think of White as a starting pitcher. As much as he got out of the injury issue, he is now evaluated solely on his skills. First of all, you have to endure with the bullpen. White’s tightrope walking began.