Dan at MyKBO.net and MLB Trade Rumors reported this morning that Brett Pill has reached an agreement with the KIA Tigers in Korea.
— MLB Trade Rumors (@mlbtraderumors) December 21, 2013
There was talk yesterday of Brett Pill deciding whether or not to sign, but MyKBO has learned that Pill has accepted and signed with KIA.
— Dan (@MyKBO) December 21, 2013
The 29-year-old first baseman will play for the KIA Tigers in the Korean Baseball Organization next year in a brand new 25,000 capacity stadium in Gwangju, Gwangju Kia Champions Field. The KIA Tigers have been playing in the 12,500 capacity Mudeung Baseball Stadium in Gwangju that was built in 1965.
Pill will be teammates with RHP Jairo Asencio, who was with the Orioles in 2013, and one other “foreign” player according to Dan at @MyKBO.
It’s unknown at this time what the Giants received for Pill but likely not more than $500,000, His salary in 2014 would’ve been around the same amount. It’s unknown at this time what the Tigers will be paying him.
Best of luck to Pill in his new home, he’ll be missed in Fresno.
Here are Pill’s major league stats from Baseball Reference:
Here are Pill’s minor league stats from Baseball Reference: