Luke Scott signs 1-year deal to play in South Korea
Former Tampa Bay designated hitter Luke Scott has signed a $300,000, one-year contract with SK Wyvern in South Korea’s baseball league.
The Incheon-based tea, of the Korea Baseball Organization said the deal for the 35-year-old Scott included a $50,000 signing bonus.
Scott reached the major leagues with Houston in 2005 and hit 23 homers or more for Baltimore each year from 2008-10.
He batted.241 for Tampa Bat this year with nine homers and 40 RBIs in 91 games, appearing in the field just 11 times total at first base and left field. Scott has 135 homers and a .258 batting average in nine big league seasons.
The Wyverns also retained left-hander Jo-Jo Reyes and added right-hander Ross Wolf to replace Chris Seddon, reaching their limit for foreign players.