San Francisco Giants minor leaguer, Braulio Lara signs with KBO SK Wyverns

(Translated, via SK sportinews24.com.)

San Francisco Giants minor league pitcher, left-hander Braulio Lara, 27 years of age, just agreed to terms with the KBO league team SK Wyverns just today. The announced contract was said to be on a one-year deal worth at an estimated 264 million South Korean Won (230,000 USD).

Braulio Lara was released by the San Francisco Giants minor league affiliate, Triple-A Sacramento River Cats, just a couple of days ago (June 21), for him to have an opportunity to play overseas. Lara’s 157 kp/h fastball (with stable control), and a variety of breaking pitches such as his curve, slider, and also an off-speed changeup… said to have attracted the SK Wyverns’ attention in the KBO.

With SK Wyverns left-handed starting pitcher Chris Seddon (now former), released by the team… the left-hander Braulio Lara will replace Seddon as the teams’ new starter this season, just behind starter Merrill Kelly’s second slot in the rotation.

Overall, in Braulio Lara’s minor league career, he recorded 33 wins and 42 losses, having an ERA of 4.63 in 598.1 innings pitched (241 games overall, 75 games in which he started, also with 2 complete games). Lara finished his 2016 minor league campaign with Triple-A Sacramento compiling an ERA of 3.92 in 27.2 innings pitched (25 games overall), and a record of 1 win and 1 loss .

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