Cincinnati signs right-hander Luke Weaver, ‘from the first round’, to a 1-year, 2M contract

Cincinnati signed Weaver.

On January 14 (Korean time),, the official homepage of Major League Baseball, announced that the Cincinnati Reds had signed right-hander Luke Weaver.

According to, Cincinnati signed Weaver to a one-year, $2 million contract. The contract has been officially announced.

Born in 1993, Weaver was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals with the 27th overall pick in the first round of the 2014 draft and debuted in the big leagues in 2016. He was a top prospect in the first round of the draft, but he did not perform as well 메이저놀이터 as expected in the big leagues.

For three years until the 2018 season, Weaver played 52 games and 233 innings in St. Louis, recording 15 wins and 17 losses with an ERA of 4.79. And prior to the 2019 season, he moved to the Arizona Diamondbacks in a trade with Paul Goldschmidt.

Weaver had the best pitching since his debut, recording 64.1 innings in 12 games, 4 wins and 3 losses, and an average ERA of 2.94 in 2019, the first year of the transfer, but he could not play half of the season due to a forearm injury. Weaver, who was traded to the Kansas City Royals in the summer of last year, was announced as a waiver after the season and moved to the Seattle Mariners, but was soon released as a non-tender. Then he signed with Cincinnati to return to the National League Central Division.

His 7 season record in the big leagues was 115 games (81 GS), 450.2 innings, 24 wins, 36 losses, an ERA of 4.79. Last year, he pitched 35.2 innings in 26 games, going 1-1 with a 6.56 earned run average, playing out of the bullpen for Arizona and Kansas City.

According to, Cincinnati general manager Nick Kroll expressed his expectations for Weaver, saying, “We needed a pitcher who could handle the innings stably. 

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