Free Agent right-handed pitcher, Jeff Manship, 32 years of age, will be playing his next season in the KBO (Korean Baseball Organization) with the NC Dinos, an official announcement was made just today. According to the report, the contract details for Manship was said to be on a one-year deal that’s worth an estimated 2.1 billion Won (1.8 million USD in annual salary). Manship will be used primarily as a starting pitcher for the upcoming KBO season, as replacement for former Dinos pitcher, Zach Stewart (who recently signed a minor league deal with the Baltimore Orioles this early January).
With the deal now officially finalized, the NC Dinos have now fulfilled the league’s 3-foreign player limit quota in Eric Hacker (re-signed), Xavier Scruggs, and Jeff Manship.
Jeff Manship played for 8 seasons there at Major league level (with the Minnesota Twins, Colorado Rockies, Philadelphia Phillies, and Cleveland Indians respectively). Manship currently owns a record of 7-10, and an earned run average of 4.82 in 157 career games played (222 innings pitched), primarily as a reliever. He finished his 2016 regular season campaign with the Cleveland Indians posting a record of 2-1, and an earned run average of 3.12 in 53 games (43.1 innings pitched) last year, as a reliever.