Noesi signed with the Fubon Guardians of the Chinese Professional Baseball League on Thursday. Noesi opted out of the 2020 major-league season, meaning the last time he threw in game action was with the Marlins in 2019. He spent the majority of that campaign in the minor leagues and will now occupy a bullpen role for Fubon.
Manager Derek Shelton said Wednesday that Noesi has opted out of the 2020 season due to family reasons, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports. The right-hander struggled over 27.2 innings in Miami last season with an 8.46 ERA, but he nonetheless earned a spot in Pittsburgh's 60-man player pool. Noesi will instead sit out the 2020 campaign for the benefit of his family.
Noesi has been included as part of Pittsburgh's 60-man player pool. The righty struggled with Miami last season, registering an 8.46 ERA in 27.2 innings. Noesi will provide depth out of the bullpen if he makes the team. The 33-year-old has never shown the ability to retire major-league hitters consistently since coming up as a Yankees prospect a decade ago.
Noesi and the Pirates agreed to a minor-league deal Tuesday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. The 32-year-old threw 27.2 innings for the Marlins last year without much success, finishing with an 8.46 ERA and a 6.39 FIP. In 423 career innings at the highest level, he owns an unimpressive 5.51 ERA.
Noesi was outrighted to Triple-A New Orleans on Wednesday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports. Noesi struggled in his 12 major-league appearances (four starts) this season, recording a 1.59 WHIP and 8.46 ERA in 27.2 innings pitched. The 32-year-old will now return to the minors, where he posted a 3.82 ERA and a 133:30 K:BB in 125 innings pitched at the Triple-A level in 2019.
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