The KT Wiz of the Korea Baseball Organization have signed outfielder Jared Hoying to a contract for the rest of the 2021, the team announced (hat tip to reporter Daniel Kim). Hoying elected to become a free agent after the Blue Jays outrighted him off their 40-man roster earlier this week.
Hoying is no stranger to the KBO, as he hit .284/.345/.498 with 52 homers and 50 steals (in 69 chances) over 1249 plate appearances with the Hanwha Eagles from 2018-20. After signing a minor league deal with Toronto in May, he ended up playing in two games for the Jays, representing Hoying’s first MLB action since the 2017 season when he was a member of the Rangers.
Originally a 10th-round pick for the Rangers in the 2010 draft, Hoying hit .220/.262/.288 over 126 PA with Texas in 2016-17, and then spent a bit of time in the Angels organization before signing with the Eagles prior to the 2018 campaign.