Despite the Major League lockout, other leagues across the globe are in full swing and continue to make roster moves regularly. Jesse Biddle accounts for one of these moves, as he signed with the Orix Buffaloes, who are part of the Nippon Professional Baseball League in Japan.
Biddle spent the majority of his 2021 season with Triple-A Gwinnett. He appeared in 32 games and posted a 2.67 ERA. He also had a short stint with the Braves and was on the active roster for a month. Appearing in 8 games during Atlanta’s 2021 campaign, he tossed 10.2 innings and put up an ERA of 8.44. Biddle had a tough stretch in the big leagues this season, but he looks to ride his impressive stats from Gwinnett into the NPL.
Although the details of his earnings have not yet been released, it is projected that Biddle will have a greater salary in the NPL than he would in the United States.
- The Rockies have reached an agreement with LHP Ty Blach. Blach is a Denver native who aims to get back to the majors with his hometown team.
- It’s been a busy week for the Cubs, who have announced seven minor league deals.
- The Padres are expected to add former Nationals skipper Matt Williams to the coaching staff. Williams is predicted to be the club’s new third base coach. Williams won the NL Manager of the Year honor in 2014.