The Kia Tigers of the Korea Baseball Organization have announced the signing of left-hander Pat Dean to a one-year contract, as Dan Kurtz of MyKBO.net tweets. The 27-year-old Dean will earn $900K in 2017.
Dean, whom the Twins chose in the third round of the 2010 draft, stayed with the organization until it outrighted him Oct. 17. That came on the heels of a year in which Dean made his major league debut and saw somewhat extensive action, tossing 67 1/3 innings in 19 appearances (nine starts) and registering a 6.28 ERA, 6.68 K/9, 3.07 BB/9 and 44.4 percent ground-ball rate. Dean wasn’t much more successful in 87 1/3 Triple-A frames in 2016 – 5.56 ERA, 5.05 K/9, 1.96 BB/9 – though he was solid overall in 306 1/3 innings with Rochester. Dating back to 2013, his first year at the Triple-A level, Dean recorded a 3.50 ERA, 5.0 K/9 and 1.8 BB/9.
Dean will now try his luck in the KBO, a hitter-friendly league. He’s the second former major leaguer to agree to terms with the Tigers this week, joining outfielder Roger Bernadina.
Good luck over there dude.
“I have no strong feelings one way or the other.”
I remember after a game in July,I got to meet him and he still sucked.
So can this amazing site have updates as to when others respond to their posts? Make it more interactive without having to look back on previous posts
MLBTR has that option but only on the website, not on the mobile app. It will send responses to your posts to your email address connected with your account.
Yes!! I’ve been reluctant to contribute because I can’t be notified when others comment on my post or on a thread I’m in. Receiving notifications on the thread we participate in would change that.