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Scott Richmond signs with Korean team

Dec 17, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

Blue Jays pitcher Scott Richmond watches practice at their MLB American League spring training facility in Dunedin Reuters

Scott Richmond has appeared in just four big-league games since starting 24 times for the Blue Jays in 2009 and now the 33-year-old right-hander is headed to Korea.

Korean news outlet Navar reports that Richmond has agreed to a one-year, $600,000 deal with the Lotte Giants of the Korea Baseball Organization.

Richmond had a 5.29 ERA in 169 innings for the Blue Jays and has struggled mightily at Triple-A for the past two seasons, so his odds of getting back to the majors seemed very slim.

  1. lyon810 - Dec 17, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    I remember seeing him strikeout 11 Phillies at Citizens Bank Park back in 2009

    • seeinred87 - Dec 17, 2012 at 2:32 PM

      If you coun’t his ABs, he was a part of 15 strikeouts that day.

  2. proudlycanadian - Dec 17, 2012 at 2:23 PM

    The odds of Richmond ever making the majors had been very slim. He was never drafted. The Jays signed him after they saw him pitch in an Independent League. Good luck Scott!

  3. badintent - Dec 18, 2012 at 1:49 PM

    And pay no Canadian taxes on that $600K is the best part.He’s be in the 65% bracket back in Beavertail land. Enjoy the Korean Barbeque, Scott.And say hello to Pete Rose’s ex – Korean girlfriend

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