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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

After short stint with White Sox, Cuban pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne is headed overseas

Odrisamer Despaigne’s tenure with the White Sox was short and unusual. Now the Cuban pitcher is heading to Korea.

Ken Rosenthal reported that the 32-year-old has agreed to a one-year deal with KT Wiz of the Korean league.

Despaigne joined the Triple-A Charlotte Knights in May and joined the White Sox less than a month later when the pitching staff was in dire need of starting arms. He was known for not wanting to warm up and throwing junk pitches (his curveball averaged 73 mph).

Something for the name fans among us.

 

QLE Posted: November 12, 2019 at 01:07 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: korean baseball, odrisamer despaigne

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Matt Williams To Manage KBO’s KIA Tigers

While managerial rumors are flying around the majors, we haven’t yet seen a team land a new skipper. But the Korea Baseball Organization’s KIA Tigers have secured their next manager in the form of Matt Williams, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network (via Twitter).

Williams is said to have struck a three-year deal to head to Korea. The long-time big-league slugger had served as the Athletics’ third base coach for the past three campaigns.

Well, this is one way to get back on the managerial merry-go-round…..

 

QLE Posted: October 15, 2019 at 12:33 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: kbo, korean baseball, matt williams

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Seunghwan Oh signs with Korean team

It’s full circle for the reliever known as “The Final Boss.” Seunghwan Oh has signed a one-year deal with the Samsung Lions of the Korea Baseball Organization. Jeeho Yoo of Yonhap News Agency tweeted the report.

It isn’t every day that a player returns to a league that has a long suspension waiting for him, especially when the offense at hand was gambling….

 

QLE Posted: August 07, 2019 at 03:55 AM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: korean baseball, seung-hwan oh, suspensions

 

 

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