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Doosan Bears Place Scott Van Slyke On Waivers

Posted On: Sep 20, 2018   |   Posted By: MLB Trade Rumors

The Korea Baseball Organization's Doosan Bears have decided to part ways with former MLB slugger Scott Van Slyke , as Yonhap News reports. Formally, the club has requested waivers on Van Slyke.
It took only a dozen games for the Bears to sour on the outfielder/first baseman, who was added after things failed to work out with another non-Korean player, Jimmy Paredes. Now, the club says it will go without a foreign hitter as it tries to finish off a strong overall season.
KBO teams are allowed up to three foreign players under league rules. (A new version of the rules will impact signings, but will not change the number of roster spots.) Doosan already employs righties Seth Frankoff and Josh Lindblom , both of whom have turned in quality seasons in the hitter-friendly league.
Van Slyke, 32, joined the Bears after opening the season with a .248/.354/.467 batting line in 162 plate appearances at Triple-A in the Marlins organization. The former Dodgers platoon man has had some productive seasons in the majors,...

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