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.