Arizona Diamondbacks to sign Dan Straily

BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 20: Dan Straily #53 of the Baltimore Orioles pitches during game one of a doubleheader baseball game against the Minnesota Twins at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 20, 2019 in Baltimore. Maryland. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 20: Dan Straily #53 of the Baltimore Orioles pitches during game one of a doubleheader baseball game against the Minnesota Twins at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 20, 2019 in Baltimore. Maryland. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) /
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33-year old Dan Straily will make his return stateside as a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks organization as announced by the Reno Aces, the club’s Triple-A affiliate on Twitter. The right-hander will reportedly receive an invite to major league Spring Training.

Straily is slated to return to the United States after a highly successful run overseas in the KBO League’s Lotte Giants.

Straily, a starting pitcher, spent 2020 and 2021 in Korea to very solid results. In 2020, he made 31 starts and finished the year with a 15-4 record, 2.50 ERA and 205 strikeouts against just 51 walks in just under 195 innings.

In 2021, Straily had his contract renewed on a one-year, $1.2MM deal and was again able to make a full season of starts. This time, going 10-12 with a 4.07 ERA and 164 strikeouts in 165 innings.

While pitching stateside in his first tenure, Straily made appearances for the Oakland Athletics, Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, Cincinnati Reds, Miami Marlins and Baltimore Orioles. Long the face of durability, he made 30+ starts twice and over 23 starts four times in parts of eight years in the major leagues.

Straily has struggled with the longball over the course of his career, currently sporting a career 1.6 HR/9 rate in Major League Baseball. To his defense, he was able to significantly lower that to a whopping 0.5 HR/9 across his 62 starts in Korea. He is typically a high-strikeout pitcher but walks have been an issue for him as well over the years in both MLB and the KBO.

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Dan Straily, a 33-year old veteran of eight MLB seasons, will be making his return stateside in the upcoming campaign. He has signed a minor-league contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks and will receive an invite to major league Spring Training. Straily will look to turn his recent successes in the KBO into a full-time gig in the Diamondbacks’ rotation moving forward.