TODAY: SK Wyverns of the Korea Baseball Organization are in negotiations with Lewicki, according to a report from MBC Plus (hat tip to Dan Kurtz of MyKBO.net)
OCTOBER 24: The Diamondbacks have released right-hander Artie Lewicki, as per the MLB.com transactions page. According to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, Lewicki will be signing with a team in Asia.
Lewicki appeared in two games for the D’Backs this season, making his return to the field after Tommy John surgery sidelined him for all of 2019. Lewicki posted a 5.14 ERA over 49 innings for Detroit in 2017-18 before the D’Backs claimed him off waivers following the 2018 campaign.
Originally an eighth-round pick for the Tigers in the 2014 draft, Lewicki had some solid numbers over 398 2/3 innings in the Detroit farm system. Starting 68 of 81 games, Lewicki had a 3.54 ERA, 3.54 K/BB, and 8.1 K/9 as a minor leaguer.
Tough day In the Lewiki house. Thoughts and prayers
Good for him for getting a deal overseas. He showed increased velocity this year
Can’t really tell much based on a couple innings on his first “season” back from TJS. Perhaps a good opportunity for him to get a starting gig in Asia, rebuild his value, and return to MLB in a year or two if he does well.
Peart of the game
Let’s see if this plays out better for SK than it did for Nick Kingham this year.