The Fubon Guardians Release Scott McGregor

The Fubon Guardians have released pitcher Scott McGregor. 

In five starts this season, McGregor went 1-2 with a 4.88 ERA and wasn't really given a chance to establish any consistency or routine. After arriving in early May, McGregor got stuck with the Guardians' farm team and then was hampered by a leg injury and missed multiple starts due to rainouts. He made his first start with the big team on July 2nd, 26 days after his previous start with the Guardians' second team. He then waited another 11 days before making his second start with the top team. 

The right-hander was also a victim of extremely poor defense. He surrendered 26 total runs but only 13 of those were earned over 24 innings pitched. In his final start on Aug. 4, the Guardians made four errors which led to seven unearned runs in his five innings pitched. 

After finishing dead last in the first half-season, the Guardians are currently 6-10 and tied for last in the second half-season. It's not uncommon to see teams go through many import options as the August 31 deadline to sign foreign players approaches. 

The Guardians will now promote Cory Riordan to the first team, where he'll join Mike Loree and Scott Richmond as the three imports.

McGregor becomes the fourth import player to leave the league in 2017. 
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