SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Yonhap) -- South Korean baseball club Samsung Lions have signed a former major league right-hander, Deck McGuire.
The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) team said on Thursday the 29-year-old American has agreed to a one-year deal worth up to US$950,000. McGuire will make $600,000 in guaranteed salary and got a $100,000 signing bonus. He can make an additional $250,000 in incentives.
The 2010 first round pick by the Toronto Blue Jays made his big-league debut with the Cincinnati Reds in 2017. He rejoined the Jays organization as a free agent and made four appearances in 2018, and then pitched in 17 more games for the Los Angeles Angels after going through the waivers.
He has a 1-3 career record with a 5.23 ERA in 27 major league games.
In the minors, McGuire has gone 61-72 with a 4.31 ERA in 205 appearances, including 184 starts.
The Lions said McGuire is a prototypical power pitcher who can also strike out hitters with his slider and curve.
KBO teams can acquire a maximum two foreign pitchers, and McGuire joins Justin Haley, who signed a one-year deal on Tuesday, in the Lions' rotation.
They have now replaced both of their import arms from the 2018 season: Tim Adleman, who went 8-12 with a 5.05 ERA, and Lisalverto Bonilla, who was 7-10 with a 5.30 ERA.
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