The KBO (Korean Baseball Organization) Nexen Heroes have announced today that they have released former Major league pitcher Sean O’Sullivan (a high profiled KBO signee) this season, and are currently in the foreign market looking for other alternatives. As they are now one man short of the league’s required 3 foreign player limit quota (with Danny Dorn and Andy Van Hekken in the active roster).
Sean O’Sullivan’s one-year 1.1 million USD deal in the off-season of last year was the largest ever contract handed out in Nexen Heroes’ club history. However, he failed to live up to their expectations, going 0-2 and with a bloated ERA of 15.75 in 3 games (8 innings pitched) this regular season, averaging only 2.7 innings in those previous games. He was eventually demoted to Futures league (KBO’s minor league) back in April 14 to work more on his pitching, but haven’t made any progress, nor positive results during his time there as well, leading to his release. He only lasted 4 months with the team during his stay in Korea.
The Nexen Heroes are currently in 5th place this season, with a record of 13-13 (.500).