SEOUL, Dec. 26 (Yonhap) -- South Korean baseball club Doosan Bears announced Wednesday they've acquired former major leaguer Jose Miguel Fernandez.
The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) club said that Fernandez signed a one-year deal worth US$700,000. He will receive a US$50,000 signing bonus and US$300,000 in salary. The 30-year-old Cuban can also make US$350,000 in incentives.
Fernandez was Cuba's second baseman during the 2013 World Baseball Classic. He then went 11-for-21, and collected six RBIs.
Fernandez joined the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2017, but made his big league debut after moving to the Los Angeles Angels this year. He played as a back up to Albert Pujols this season, going 31-for-116 with two home runs and 11 RBIs in 36 games.
In the minors, Fernandez went .320 with 33 home runs and 124 RBIs in 184 games. In the triple-A this season, he batted .333.
"Fernandez throws right and bats left, but he plays solid against left-handed pitchers," the Bears said. "He also has a good batting eye, striking out only 68 times in 775 at-bats in 184 minor league games."
With Fernandez, the Bears have completed their foreign player roster for the 2019 season. The 2018 KBO regular season champions has already re-signed American pitchers Josh Lindblom and Seth Frankoff.
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