Baseball’s Lotte Giants have parted ways with foreign pitcher Dan Streeley, 34, and signed a new foreign pitcher, Aaron Wilkerson, 34.
The Lotte team announced today (Nov. 18) that it has signed Wilkerson for a total of $350,000, including a $250,000 salary and a $100,000 option.
Wilkerson, an imposing right-handed pitcher who stands at 6-foot-2 and weighs 194 pounds, began his big league challenge in 2014 when he signed an amateur contract with the Boston Red Sox.
He made his big league debut with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2017 and left the majors with a 1-1 record and a 6.88 ERA in 14 games over three seasons.
In the minors, he went 58-31 with a 3.42 ERA in 158 games, and last year he went 5-5 with a 4.08 ERA for the Hanshin Tigers of Nippon Professional Baseball.
Lotte said, “Wilkerson has excellent fastball movement and is strong with his changeup. His ability to adapt to Asian baseball through his experience in the Japanese league is highly valued.”
“I’m grateful to the club for giving me the opportunity to challenge myself in the KBO,” Wilkerson said. I am proud and excited to be a part of one of the most popular clubs in the league. I’ve adapted well to Asian culture through my time in Japan, so I’m looking forward to life in Korea. 먹튀검증토토사이트 I am determined to win as many games as possible to help the team win the championship.”
Wilkerson will arrive in the country tomorrow and will complete the necessary administrative procedures to make his KBO debut.