Orix Buffaloes Sign Chan Ho Park

Japan's Orix Buffaloes agreed to a one-year deal with pitcher Chan Ho Park, according to the team's Twitter feed.  The contract is worth just over $1MM, tweets SI's Jon Heyman.  The 37-year-old Korean righty posted a 4.66 ERA, 7.4 K/9, 2.7 BB/9, 1.3 HR/9, and 48.7% groundball rate for the Yankees and Pirates this year in 63 2/3 relief innings. 

Park still had enough left in the tank to function as a National League middle reliever, but he's chosen to play in Japan instead.  The Buffaloes recently added Alfredo Figaro out of the Tigers' system as well.

If this is it for Park's Major League career, he finishes with a 4.36 ERA and 124 wins in 1,993 innings for the Dodgers, Rangers, Padres, Mets, Phillies, Yankees, and Pirates.  Unfortunately, he is best known for a disastrous five-year, $65MM deal signed with the Rangers nine years ago.

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