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KBO's Hanwha Eagles acquire ex-big leaguer Jake Fox

2015/05/15 15:50

SEOUL, May 15 (Yonhap) -- South Korean baseball club Hanwha Eagles said Friday they've acquired former major leaguer Jake Fox.

The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) League team said Fox has agreed to a one-year deal worth US$120,000.

The 32-year-old from Indianapolis has played 193 games in the majors, but none since 2011 with the Baltimore Orioles. He had been playing for the Toronto Blue Jays' Double-A affiliate in New Hampshire.

Fox had 20 homers, 73 RBIs and a .237 batting average in 193 career big league games. In the minors, he has hit .293 with 216 homers and 765 RBIs in 1,076 games.

Fox is replacing another former big leaguer, Nyjer Morgan, who was released earlier this month after a sluggish start to his first KBO League season.

Fox has played multiple positions over his career. In the majors, he has played 32 games behind the plate, 47 games in the outfield, 31 games at third base and 24 games at first base.

In the minors, he has played as catcher, first baseman, third baseman, outfielder and even shortstop.

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