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LG Twins sign former Major League pitcher Tyler Wilson

All Headlines 17:42 January 05, 2018

SEOUL, Jan. 5 (Yonhap) -- South Korean baseball club LG Twins on Friday announced their acquisition of former big league pitcher Tyler Wilson.

The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) team said Wilson has agreed to a one-year deal worth US$800,000.

Wilson, 28, has appeared in 42 major league games, all of them with the Baltimore Orioles, and compiled an 8-10 record with a 5.02 ERA.

In the minors, Wilson has a career 46-37 record and a 3.85 ERA in 131 appearances, all of them starts.

"Wilson has proven that he can be an inning-eating starter," the Twins said. "He has good command and can throw breaking balls really well. We're counting on him to be a major part of our rotation."

With this transaction, the Twins have filled their foreign pitching quota for the upcoming season. They had earlier re-signed right-hander Henry Sosa for his fourth season, and Wilson replaces left-hander David Huff, who joined the Tokyo Yakult Swallows in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball Organization this winter, after two seasons with the Twins.

KBO teams are each permitted a maximum three foreign players, with no more than of them being two pitchers. The Twins have yet to sign a foreign position player for 2018.

In this Getty Images file photo taken on May 4, 2017, Tyler Wilson, then of the Baltimore Orioles, throws a pitch against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of their major league regular season game at Fenway Park. Wilson signed with the South Korean club LG Twins on Jan. 5, 2018. (Yonhap)

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