Chris Flexen, 29, is headed to the Colorado Rockies.
“Colorado has agreed to terms with right-hander Flexen on a minor league contract,” MLB.com’s Colorado reporter Thomas Harding wrote on social media on Thursday.
Flexen has had a rough go of it this year. He was designated for assignment (DFA) by Seattle on 28 March, and was traded to his hometown team, the New York Mets, just days later.먹튀검증
But the Mets didn’t have a spot for him. Flexen was released by the Mets on the seventh and became a free agent a week later, signing with Colorado to give the major leagues another shot.
Since breaking into the big leagues in 2017, Flexen has played six seasons in a Mets uniform. In 108 career appearances and 427⅓ innings pitched, he has a 25-30 record with a 4.76 ERA. Flexen was the Seattle Mariners’ ace in 2021. He started all 31 games and had a career-high season, going 14-6 with a 3.61 ERA.
Flexen has also played in the KBO. Playing for the Doosan Bears in 2020, Flexen went 8-4 with a 3.01 ERA in 21 regular-season games, and then went 2-1 with a 1.91 ERA in five postseason games to help the Bears reach the Korean Series for the sixth straight year.
With a fresh start in Colorado, Flexen is expected to receive a starting opportunity. “Flexen, who began the season with Seattle, has appeared in 104 games in his six major league seasons, 64 as a starter,” said Harding. “He will join the Colorado Triple-A staff and be a starting option.”