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Doosan Bears retain 2 American pitchers for 2019 season

Sports 17:54 December 20, 2018

SEOUL, Dec. 20 (Yonhap) -- South Korean baseball club Doosan Bears said Thursday that they've inked new deals with their two foreign pitchers.

The Bears, the 2018 Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) regular season champions, said they've retained Josh Lindblom and Seth Frankoff for another season.

The Bears said Lindblom signed a one-year deal worth US$1.92 million. He will get $1.7 million in guaranteed salary with a $70,000 signing bonus. The 31-year-old can also make $150,000 in incentives, according to the deal.

This file photo taken on Nov. 12, 2018, shows Josh Lindblom of the Doosan Bears during the Korean Series Game 6 against the SK Wyverns at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul. (Yonhap)

Lindblom, who played for the Lotte Giants in 2017, received US$1.45 million for the 2018 season.

The Bears said Frankoff agreed to a US$1.23 million deal that includes a $50,000 signing bonus and $80,000 in incentives. The 30-year-old earned $850,000 for this past season.

Lindblom and Frankoff were the league's top one-two punches this past season. The two right-handers combined for 33 wins, accounting for 35 percent of the Bears' 93 wins in 2018.

Lindblom won a Golden Glove after he went 15-4 with a league best 2.88 ERA. Frankoff led the league with 18 wins in his KBO debut season.

This file photo taken on Nov. 10, 2018, shows Seth Frankoff of Doosan Bears during the Korean Series Game 5 against the SK Wyverns in Incheon. (Yonhap)


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