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December 9th's Random KBO News

posted Dec 9, 2013, 2:35 AM by mykbonet   [ updated Dec 9, 2013, 10:45 PM ]
  • KBO officially approves the increase of foreign players per team (3 each, NC gets 4), 1 must be a pitcher and 1 must be a non-pitcher, 2 are allowed to be active during the same game.
  • Nexen Heroes and KBO MVP Park Byung-ho gets a nice 127% raise. He'll make 500 million won in 2014, up from 220 million in 2013.
  • Hanwha Eagles are close to signing Felix Pie  Jon Morosi
  • NC Dinos have signed Thad Weber  Twitter
  • Eric Thames was officially released today so he can sign with the NC Dinos.  MLBTR  NC officially announces the Thames signing
  • @Beisbolpuro has some more details about the Cantu contract.  He signed for $600,000 US, with a signing bonus of $300,000.  If the Doosan Bears win the title, Cantú will receive a $100k bonus and if he wins the HR and RBI titles, he will earn $50K for each title.  He also can receive a bonus of up to $300k based on hits, HRs, AB's, RBIs, OBP and batting average. 
  • Recap:  Doosan officially announces the Jorge Cantu signing and Samsung re-signs their manager for 3 more years  
  • Shin Soo-ji was presented with the 'Best First Pitch' award at the CassPoint Awards.  She performed the pitch after receiving the award.

  • NC Dinos players were the backup dancers for girl group TAHITI at the CassPoint Awards show (Things you probably won't see too many MLB players/teams doing...)