‘Cannabis import → KIA release’ Brooks, CWS center hitter 1 inning scoreless pitch → winning pitcher

Aaron Brooks, who played for the KIA, became the winning pitcher with a free throw in his first appearance in a major league demonstration game.

San Diego won 6-2 in an exhibition game against the Chicago White Sox held at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona on the 26th (Korean time). Brooks recorded his first win in an exhibition game with one hit and no runs in one inning. 

Brooks took the mound as the second pitcher after starter Seth Lugo in the bottom of the third inning when the score was tied 1-1. Brooks pitched 1 scoreless inning against the 1st through 4th hitters of the White Sox.

The first batter, Tim Anderson, was treated as a shortstop ground ball. Then, Lewis Robert Jr. hit a double from the left, putting him in danger of conceding a point.

From 1st out and 2nd base, Yoann Moncada was induced with a grounder from 1st base, 2 outs, and the runner advanced to 3rd base. At 2nd and 3rd base, Elroy Jimenez was treated as a shortstop grounder and finished the inning without conceding.

San Diego took a 2-1 lead in the top of the 4th inning with David Dahl’s triple and the opposing pitcher’s wild pitching, and won with 1 run in the 8th and 3 runs in the 9th. 

Brooks played in the KBO League in the 2020-2021 KIA uniform. He played as an ace in 2020, recording 11 wins and 4 losses with an earned run average of 2.50 in 23 games (151⅓ innings). In 2021, he recorded an average ERA of 3.35 with 3 wins and 5 losses in 13 games (78 innings) until August. 

However, in early August, he was released from KIA while being investigated by the police for bringing in cannabis. At the time, Brooks found marijuana in an e-cigarette purchased online in the United States. After being released from KIA, he was unable to return to the United States due to trial in Korea, and in January 2022, he was sentenced to 2 years and 6 months in prison and 3 years probation for violating the Narcotics Control Act.  안전놀이터

San Diego assigned Brooks to the Triple A team, the El Paso Chihuahuas, on the 16th (hereinafter Korean time). Brooks, who signed a minor league contract with San Diego on the 13th, prepares for next year’s season with Triple-A. 

After returning to the United States, Brooks signed a minor league contract with the St. Louis Cardinals in January 2022. He pitched in five games in the first half of the season for St. Louis, but had a sluggish 7.71 earned run average, and was demoted to Triple-A by DFA in May. He pitched in 15 games (69⅔ innings) at Triple-A, going 5-4 with a 5.56 earned run average.

After the season, he was released by St. Louis and signed a minor league contract with San Diego last winter. Brooks, who participated as an invited player in spring training, continues his major league challenge with clean pitching in his first appearance. 

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