Giants to sell Pill to Korean team

The San Francisco Giants have agreed to sell first baseman Brett

Pill to the Kia Tigers of the Korean Baseball Organization.

The Giants say Pill has agreed to a one-year contract with the

South Korean team pending a physical after Christmas. Pill remains

on the Giants’ 40-man roster until after he passes his


Pill batted .224 with three homers and 12 RBIs in 85 at-bats for

the Giants last season. He became expendable after San Francisco

signed outfielder Michael Morse to a one-year contract earlier this

week. Morse can play some first base as well as outfield.