Luke Scott Signs With Korea’s SK Wyverns

1:06pm: Scott will receive a $250K base salary in addition to a $50K signing bonus, according to Korean media outlet Yonhap (hat tip:'s Dan Kurtz on Twitter).

11:38am: Luke Scott has signed a one-year deal with the SK Wyverns of the Korea Baseball Organization, according to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish. Scott is represented by PSI Management.

The 35-year-old Scott batted .241/.326/.415 with nine homers in 291 plate appearances for the Rays last season. He spent time on the disabled list for the fifth straight season in 2013, missing time due to a strained lower back and a calf strain.

Scott's numbers over the past three seasons are roughly league average — .231/.303/.421 (100 OPS+) — but he was a force for the Astros and Orioles in the five previous years. From 2006-10, Scott batted .272/.357/.512 with 103 homers in 2233 plate appearances.

18 Responses to Luke Scott Signs With Korea’s SK Wyverns Leave a Reply

  1. Justin Anthony 2 years ago

    How much Yen?

    • johnbrooks 2 years ago

      Its South Korean won. Anyway he’s getting $300,000 officially. Though many teams pay them more under the table.

  2. Ley_Z 2 years ago

    This Cotillo kid is going international

  3. Commander_Nate 2 years ago

    The coolest franchise name in sports.

    • disadvantage 2 years ago

      I’ve always been partial to the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters, but only because when I first heard the name, I thought there was a baseball team call the “Ham Fighters”, which is just pure awesome.

    • essmeier 2 years ago

      I’m in the Ham Fighters camp. At the low end, of course, are the Carp. There’s just nothing cool about carp.

    • 0vercast 2 years ago

      Did you forget about the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs?

  4. MaineBaseball 2 years ago

    Watch him hit 40 home runs.

  5. jed_hoyer 2 years ago

    he signed in korea not japan. korea uses the won.

  6. disadvantage 2 years ago

    Man, these South Korea bidding wars for players like Luke Scott are getting out of control.

  7. Ganesh Sarma 2 years ago

    Would’ve loved to see Luke back with the O’s. Surprised he’s heading to Korea, you’d figure a Major League team would pay $500,000 for him.

    • johnbrooks 2 years ago

      Its a bad kept secret that many KBO teams disregard the $300,000 cap limit as they convinced Jorge Cantu to play in Korea over Japan. He’s making more $$ than what there reporting, they just dont report it.

  8. daniel 2 years ago

    Luke is not going to Korea for $300K. I am guessing he got at least $1M although $300K is the ceiling set by KBL. The media there is saying that no team follows this rule alledgely.

  9. MJensen 2 years ago

    Good for Luke. Probably would have been in the minors all season in the US.

    • johnbrooks 2 years ago

      Evan as bad as he seemed, he still had a 108 OPS+ last year, he would’ve found a MLB job. I’m actually shocked a NPB team didn’t pick him up.

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