KBO’s Kiwoom Heroes Re-Sign Eric Jokisch

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Former Cubs lefty Eric Jokisch has re-marked with the Kiwoom Heroes of the Korea Baseball Organization, per a declaration from the Heroes (connect by means of Jee-ho Yoo of the Yonhap News Agency). He can acquire up to $700K on the one-year bargain.

Presently 30 years old, Jokisch possibly showed up in one MLB season — when he posted a 1.88 ERA in 14 1/3 innings with Chicago back in 2014 — yet had a reputation of strong exhibitions in the upper minors before going to South Korea last offseason. Jokisch’s first year with the Heroes was a solid one, as he pitched 181 1/3 innings of 3.13 ERA ball with 7.0 K/9 against 1.9 BB/9.

Since Jokisch is just re-increasing on a one-year bargain, he’ll be a name worth watching out for through the span of the 2020 battle. It’s gotten progressively basic for periphery major leaguers who discover accomplishment in the KBO or in Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball to utilize those associations as a take off platform for another opportunity in MLB. Eric Thames, Miles Mikolas, Chris Martin and Merrill Kelly have all done as such lately, and righty Josh Lindblom is hoping to add his very own name to that rundown this winter.

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