The NC Dinos of the KBO have announced the signing of right-hander Wes Parsons. He will now begin the process of completing a physical and traveling to Changwon to self-isolate before joining the team.
The 28-year-old right-hander can earn up to $600K in the form of a $320K base salary, $80K signing bonus, and $200K in incentives, writes Yoo Hee-ho of the Yonhap News Agency. Parsons will join the Dinos rotation. With Drew Rucinski and Aaron Altherr already on board, the Dinos now have a full slate of foreign players for the 2021 season. The Dinos are embarking on their title defense season after winning their first-ever KBO championship last year.
Parsons originally signed with the Atlanta Braves in 2012 as an undrafted amateur free agent. He made his big league debut in 2018 for the Braves. His five-inning outing was his only appearance of the season. After 17 appearances spanning 15 1/3 innings with a 3.52 ERA/6.08 FIP in 2019, the Rockies selected Parsons off waivers. He made another 15 appearances in Colorado, pitching to a 6.98 ERA/7.09 FIP across 19 1/3 innings. Though Parsons struggled in the Majors, he produced better results in Triple-A: he worked to a 2.86 ERA/3.27 FIP with 8.6 K/9 and 3.3 BB/9 along with a 56.8% groundball rate in 2019.