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Former Orioles pitcher Tyler Wilson signs with the LG Twins of the KBO


Consider this post a cry for help.

Baseball general managers: it’s your inaction that has led us to this. Don’t blame me. Sign some people already, will ya? Anyway, [deep breath], former Baltimore Orioles pitcher Tyler Wilson has signed a one-year, $800,000 contract with the LG Twins of the Korea Baseball Organization.

The Orioles’ 10th round pick from 2011 was DFA’d back in September and did not appear to be in the Orioles or anyone else’s plans. He’s 28 and has posted a 5.02 ERA and some pretty low strikeout rates over parts of three seasons with Baltimore. He got a moderately extensive audition as a big league starter in 2016 and put up a 5.27 ERA. Last year he was shelled in nine big league games and didn’t do too much better in the rotation down in Norfolk.

That’s rough, but getting $800,000 to go ply your trade in Korea is a pretty decent landing, all things considered. If he has a couple of good seasons for the LG Twins, he’ll get a fresh look by someone in the bigs or in Japan, I reckon.

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Neither the Pirates nor the Tigers could manage any offense during Thursday afternoon’s game at PNC Park. That is, until outfielder Corey Dickerson launched a walk-off solo home run off of Alex Wilson with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Dickerson, 28, has been solid for the Pirates for the first month of the season. He’s batting .314/.348/.500 with a pair of home runs, 13 RBI, and 13 runs scored in 92 plate appearances. The Pirates acquired him from the Rays in late February in exchange for journeyman pitcher Daniel Hudson and Single-A infielder Tristan Gray.