Another pitcher of team Kingdom of the Netherlands has signed a deal with a Major League organization thanks to a good performance during the World Baseball Classic. In this case, Shairon Martis, who has been acquired by the Baltimore Orioles.
Today the website of the American Association stated that the contract of Shairon Martis has been sold to the Orioles.
In the past two seasons, Martis played for the independent Lincoln Salt Dogs of the American Association. In two seasons he posted a 15-12 record with an ERA of 3.83.
During the past WBC Martis earned one win in five appearances in which he posted a low ERA of 1.17 and a WHIP of 0.65. In 7.2 innings, he gave up one run on three hits and walked two and struck out three.
So far, Martis is the only pitcher who threw a no-hitter during the World Baseball Classic. In 2006, he pitched one within the pitch count as the Netherlands beat Panama 10-0 in seven mercy rule innings.
The 30-year old pitcher from Curacao had a few cups of coffee in the Majors. In 2008 Shairon appeared in five games (four starts) for the Washington Nationals and posted a 1-3 record with a 5.66 ERA. One year later, he had fifteen starts for the Nationals of which he won five and lost three. His ERA was 5.25 in that year.
In 2013 he had six appearances with the Minnesota Twins. He was tabbed for one loss and posted an ERA of 5.59.
It is not clear yet at which level the Orioles will let Martis start the season.