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NC Dinos re-sign slugger Xavier Scruggs for 2nd season

2018/01/10 17:48

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SEOUL, Jan. 10 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean baseball club NC Dinos said Wednesday they will bring back slugger Xavier Scruggs for his second season.

The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) club inked the American first baseman to a new one-year deal worth US$1.3 million, which includes a $400,000 signing bonus.

Scruggs made $1 million in 2017, batting .300 with 35 home runs, 111 RBIs and 91 runs scored in 115 games.

Scruggs filled in admirably for departed first baseman Eric Thames, who left to sign with the Milwaukee Brewers after tearing up KBO pitching for three seasons in the NC uniform.

The Dinos said Scruggs will join the team at the start of their spring training in Arizona on Feb. 1.

KBO teams are permitted to sign three foreign players each, with up to two pitchers. In addition to retaining Scruggs, the Dinos previously signed new pitcher Logan Verrett in November. They're in search of an import pitcher.

In this file photo taken on Oct. 20, 2017, Xavier Scruggs of the NC Dinos gets a hit against the Doosan Bears in the bottom of the third inning of the clubs' Korea Baseball Organization postseason game at Masan Stadium in Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province. (Yonhap) In this file photo taken on Oct. 20, 2017, Xavier Scruggs of the NC Dinos gets a hit against the Doosan Bears in the bottom of the third inning of the clubs' Korea Baseball Organization postseason game at Masan Stadium in Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province. (Yonhap)

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