The KBO attracts a pair of major-league hurlers, Dana Eveland and Scott Richmond.
A pair of former major-league pitchers will be headed overseas for the 2013 season. Left-hander Dana Eveland has agreed to a contract with the KBO's Hanwha Eagles and right-hander Scott Richmond has signed a one-year, $600,000 deal with the Lotte Giants, reports Naver Sports (in Korean).
The 29-year-old Eveland's major-league playing career spanned eight seasons, though he rarely experienced great success. His best season came with the Oakland A's in 2008, when he started 29 games and compiled a 4.12 FIP over 168 innings while striking out 118. He spent the 2012 season bouncing between the Orioles' Triple-A and major-league squads. In 32.1 major-league innings, Eveland allowed 32 hits and 13 walks while striking out 18 batters, worth a 4.81 FIP. He tossed another 84 innings at Triple-A Norfolk and saw better results, giving up 82 hits and 28 walks while striking out 55, for a 2.79 ERA.
Richmond has played in parts of four major-league seasons, though his only full year in the majors came in 2009 with the Blue Jays, when he spun 138.2 innings and gave up 147 hits and 59 walks while whiffing 117 for a 5.26 FIP. In 2012, he spent most of his time at Triple-A Las Vegas, though he did get a three-inning cameo with the Blue Jays. At Triple-A, he fired 134.2 innings and gave up 163 hits and 43 walks while striking out 112 batters, for a 5.61 ERA.