Korean Foreign Hitters Given Boot

In a league strong on offense, many of the Korean teams gave their foreign hitters the boot. Five of the nine teams said goodbye to their foreign bats. The list of those players are below:

Doosan Bears - Jorge Cantu
LG Twins - Brad Snyder (a late season pick up but the Twins did not like what they saw)
Nexen Heroes - Vinny Rottino (played the bench for most of the season)
Lotte Giants - Luis Jimenez (Brett Pill type numbers - .315, 14, 61, but injuries limited him to 12 less games)
SK Wyverns - Luke Scott (troubled by injuries - no surprise there)

The teams who were happy with their foreign players:

Samsung Lions _ Yamaico Navarro (set the offense from the leadoff spot providing Ricky Henderson type power numbers)
NC Dinos - Eric Thames (One of the top sluggers in the league)
Kia Tigers - Brett Pill (didn’t seem to provide top level offense - 309- 19-65)
Hanwha Eagles - Felix Pie (despite his outbursts of anger with the manager)

Lucas Harrell signed with the LG Twins. Myworld attends all the Houston Astros spring training games and there were a couple Asian guys who were always around with their video when Lucas pitched. We assumed they were Japanese. They may have wanted to sign him last year.

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