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Ross Wolf released by Rangers so that he can pitch in Korea

Dec 14, 2013, 10:33 AM EDT

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The Rangers announced yesterday that right-hander Ross Wolf was granted his release so that he could pursue an opportunity with the SK Wyverns in the Korean Baseball Organization.

Ross, 31, posted a 4.15 ERA and 21/15 K/BB ratio in 47 2/3 innings over three starts and 19 relief appearances with Texas this past season. He has had previous stints in the majors with the Athletics and Marlins.

Ross is the fifth former major leaguer to sign with a KBO team in the past week, joining Jorge Cantu, Thad Weber, Eric Thames and J.D. Martin. We’re talking mostly about fringe players here, so it’s easy to see why they jumped the opportunity for guaranteed money oversees.

  1. jwbiii - Dec 14, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    Fun with Google Translate: I was looking in the Korean press for salaries and Google gifted me with this:

    NC is the fourth foreign player to die in North America Toronto Blue Jays Tad Weber (Thad G. Weber) decided to recruit players .

    Now we know what happened to Toronto’s bullpen. Does DirtyHarry have an alibi?

  2. roanboon - Dec 14, 2013 at 5:20 PM

    Son of Randy Wolf

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Dec 14, 2013 at 10:20 PM

      That is absolutely true. What makes it a bit troubling to some people is that Randy was born in 1976 and Ross was born in 1982. Now, I’m generally pretty openminded about these things, but…

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