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LG Twins re-sign American pitcher Tyler Wilson

Sports 15:04 November 22, 2018

SEOUL, Nov. 22 (Yonhap) -- South Korean baseball club LG Twins announced on Thursday they've re-signed American pitcher Tyler Wilson for one more season.

The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) team said Wilson has inked a one-year deal worth US$1.5 million, which includes a $300,000 option.

Starting this offseason, the KBO put a $1 million salary cap on foreign players signing their first contracts, but those who re-sign with their original club can are exempt from that restriction.

In his first KBO season, Wilson went 9-4 in 26 starts with a 3.07 ERA. The 29-year-old made 20 "quality starts," which refers to holding opponents to three or fewer earned runs in at least six innings, tying for the second best in the league. He was ranked second in ERA after Doosan Bears ace Josh Lindblom who had a 2.88 ERA.

Wilson said he is happy to be back with the Twins and vowed to deliver a better performance next season.

KBO teams are each permitted a maximum two foreign pitchers, and Wilson's return means the Twins have completed their foreign pitcher signings.

The Twins on Wednesday announced that they've agreed to a one-year deal worth US$1 million deal with Casey Kelly. The latest signing means departure of Henry Sosa, who went 9-9 with a 3.52 ERA in 27 starts last season.

This file photo taken on Sept. 28, 2018, shows LG Twins pitcher Tyler Wilson in a Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) League game against the Kia Tigers at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul. (Yonhap)

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