8:20pm: White has signed with the Wyverns for a guaranteed $130K and a $30K option for the rest of the season, Jeeho Yoo of Yonhap News tweets. He’ll have to go through a two-week quarantine before joining the team.
The Dodgers acquired White last July in a trade with the Astros, with whom he debuted in 2016 and showed flashes of offensive brilliance at times. In a 304-plate appearance run from 2017-18, White slashed an excellent .277/.349/.531 (140 wRC+) with 15 home runs. However, the 29-year-old fell to earth last season, combining for a dismal .208/.308/.304 showing with three homers and a 71 wRC+ in 279 PA between Los Angeles and Houston.
White only collected 26 trips to the plate and one hit as a Dodger, thanks in part to a right trapezius strain. The team outrighted him off its 40-man roster in the offseason, and with no clear opportunity to reestablish himself in the majors, he’ll now try to rebuild his stock overseas. The Wyverns could certainly use a revival from White, as the club has won just 19 of its first 61 games this year.