After playing for seven teams in parts of eight seasons in the majors Dana Eveland is heading to Korea.
Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the 29-year-old left-hander has signed a one-year, $675,000 deal with the Hanwha Eagles of the Korea Baseball Organization and could earn up to $900,000 in total with incentives.
Eveland spent this year with the Orioles, making two starts and a dozen relief appearances, and has a 5.46 ERA in 393 career innings.
From the “this does not surprise us in the very least” department, Tigers GM Al Avila announced today that the club is declining its $16 million option on right-hander Anibal Sanchez.
Sanchez had a terrible year in 2017, going 3-7 with a 6.41 ERA in 2017. That’s a long slide down from his 2013 season, in which he won the AL ERA title, going 14-8 and posting an ERA of 2.57 in the first year of his five-year, $80 million deal. Since then he’s gone 28-35 with a 5.15 ERA. He never started 30 games or more over the course of the contract.
The declination of the option does come with a nice parting gift for Sanchez: a $5 million buyout. Which is pretty dang high for a buyout, but that’s how the Tigers rolled three or four years ago.