Doosan Bears fill last spot with Jose Miguel FernandezThe Doosan Bears announced Wednesday that they’ve acquired former major leaguer Jose Miguel Fernandez.
The KBO club said that Fernandez signed a one-year deal worth $700,000. He will receive a $50,000 signing bonus and $300,000 in salary.
The 30-year-old Cuban can also make $350,000 in incentives.
Fernandez was Cuba’s second baseman during the 2013 World Baseball Classic. He then went 11-for-21, and collected six RBIs.
Fernandez joined the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2017, but made his big league debut after moving to the Los Angeles Angels this year. He played as a backup to Albert Pujols this season, going 31-for-116 with two home runs and 11 RBIs in 36 games.
In the minors, Fernandez went .320 with 33 home runs and 124 RBIs in 184 games. In the triple-A this season, he batted .333.
“Fernandez throws right and bats left, but he plays solid against left-handed pitchers,” the Bears said. “He also has a good batting eye, striking out only 68 times in 775 at-bats in 184 minor league games.”
With Fernandez, the Bears have completed their foreign player roster for the 2019 season. The 2018 KBO regular season champions has already re-signed American pitchers Josh Lindblom and Seth Frankoff.
As the Bears completed their signing of foreign players, the KT Wiz are the only team to not yet fill their foreign player spots.
The Wiz are trying to re-sign Mel Rojas Jr.