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Ten teams are nearing the end of their foreign player rosters. The KIA Tigers are down to one pitcher and the NC Dinos are down to one hitter, making a total of 28 foreign players.

Exactly 15 have re-signed, and 15 new foreign players will be playing in the KBO. Some of the new foreign players have already played in the KBO before, such as Mel Rojas Jr. of the KT Wiz and Henry Ramos of the Doosan Bears.

It’s interesting to see how much the re-signings cost. The highest salary this season, including incentives, is $1.5 million. William Cuevas of the KT Wiz, Guillermo Heredia of the SSG Landers, Raul Alcantara of the 안전카지노사이트 Doosan Bears, and Casey Kelly of the LG Twins signed for a total of $1.5 million.

The lowest-paid player to re-sign was Ronnie Dawson of the Kiwoom Heroes. He signed for $550,000 in salary and $50,000 in incentives, totaling $600,000. This is the lowest contract for a foreigner this season, even lower than Doosan Ramos ($700,000 total), who signed for the lowest amount among new foreign players.

Kiwoom signed Dawson for a total of $85,000 in mid-July last year to replace Edison Russell, who was sidelined with an injury. The $85,000 signing with more than four months remaining is less than $200,000 in 10-month terms.

Dawson, who was playing in the independent league last year, was able to be brought in without paying a lot of money, and he provided a spark to Keum’s offense, batting .229 (6-for-77) with three home runs, 29 RBIs, 37 runs scored, and nine stolen bases in 57 games. His chemistry with his teammates was so good that Kiwoom decided to re-sign.

The Hanwha Eagles also re-signed left-handed pitcher Ricardo Sanchez for a total of $750,000 ($100,000 signing bonus, $500,000 salary, $150,000 option), just shy of $1 million. Sanchez, who replaced Butch Smith, was 7-8 with a 3.79 ERA in 24 games. He was 2-0 with a 0.90 ERA in four games in May and 2-0 with a 1.99 ERA in four games in June, but hasn’t been great since July, going 3-8 with a 4.97 ERA in 16 games. Initially, Hanwha kept Sanchez as insurance and looked for a new foreign pitcher, but when they didn’t find one they liked, they re-signed Sanchez. Only Ramos was signed for less money than Sanchez. Ramos’ contract totaled $700,000, while Samsung Lions’ Denny Reyes and Kiwoom’s Emmanuel De Jesus totaled $800,000.

There was also a pitcher who came in as a substitute and performed so well that he was re-signed for less than $1 million. Aaron Wilkerson of the Lotte Giants. Wilkerson re-signed with Lotte for a total of $950,000 ($150,000 signing bonus, $600,000 salary, $200,000 incentive). Wilkerson, who replaced Dan Straily late last year, went 7-2 with a 2.26 ERA in 13 games with 11 quality starts. Lotte got a good deal. With $750,000 in guaranteed money and $200,000 in incentives, Wilkerson was clearly motivated.

With KIA and NC looking unlikely to pick up the remaining new foreign players on the cheap. For now, Dawson is likely to be the lowest-priced foreign player this season.

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