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.
Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Athletics and Cardinals have agreed on a trade involving outfielder Stephen Piscotty. The Cardinals will receive two as yet unknown minor leaguers in return.
Piscotty, 26, hit .235/.342/.367 with nine home runs and 39 RBI in 401 plate appearances for the Cardinals this past season. He dealt with injuries and with his mother’s ALS diagnosis, so it was a rough year, but very excusably so. The Cardinals had signed him to a six-year, $33.5 million contract extension in March. He’s under contract through 2022 at a total of $29.5 million and has a club option for 2023 worth $15 million with a $1 million buyout.
The Cardinals had an outfield spot open up after agreeing to acquire Marcell Ozuna from the Marlins on Wednesday so the Piscotty trade doesn’t come as a surprise.