Josh Lindblom signs with the Lotte Giants in Korea


Pitcher Josh Lindblom has signed with the Lotte Giants of the Korea Baseball Organization, Nathan Baird of the Lafayette Journal & Courier reports. The deal is for $850,000 with a $50,000 signing bonus.

The 27-year-old right-hander has been well-traveled, having pitched for the Dodgers, Phillies, Rangers, and Athletics since the start of the 2012 season. The Pirates selected him off waivers from the Athletics on December 8 but released him on Friday. He has a career 3.82 ERA with a 121/58 K/BB ratio over 136 2/3 innings.