The Oakland Athletics, who had already traded many players, immediately traded a sense of power again to get a promising player.
Oakland said on its official website on the 27th (Korean time), “The club acquired Darrell Hernaise through a trade with the Baltimore Orioles. On the contrary, I gave up Cole Irvin and right-hander Kyle Burbitski.”
Irvin climbed the mound as a starting pitcher for Oakland from the 2021 season, and pitched 179.1 innings and 181 innings last year, reborn as the team’s ace. Last year, he went 9-13 and failed to collect 10 wins, but he did his job with an ERA of 3.98 and 128 strikeouts. 안전놀이터
But it’s no surprise to Oakland, who have already traded Sean Manea, Chris Bassett, Matt Chapman, Frankie Montas, Matt Olsen and Sean Murphy.
Oakland is expected to intensify competition for starters with the transfer of Ace Irvin. Other than Paul Blackburn and James Kaprellian, there are no players locked into the rotation.
New recruits Shintaro Fujinami and Drew Luczynski have signed major league contracts, so it’s very likely they’ll get a spot. However, it is expected that they will continue to compete from spring camp as there are currently many starting candidates such as Dalton Jeffries, JP Sears, Adam Ohler, Kyle Mueller, Ken Waldychuck, and Adrian Martinez.
Meanwhile, Hernaise, a newcomer to Oakland in this trade, is an infield prospect from Puerto Rico. He’s Baltimore’s 16th-ranked prospect, and he’s likely to help build depth in the future.