Kiwoom Heroes re-sign right-hander Jake Brigham

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Kiwoom Heroes re-sign right-hander Jake Brigham

American right-hander Jake Brigham will be back in a Kiwoom Heroes uniform for the fourth consecutive season.

The KBO club announced on Monday that they’ve re-signed Brigham for a new one-year deal worth $950,000, which includes performance-based incentives.

Brigham went 13-5 with a 2.96 ERA in 2019 to set his KBO personal-best marks in wins and ERA while making $900,000.

In three years as the Heroes’ No. 1 starter, the 31-year-old has gone 34-18 with a 3.72 ERA in 83 starts.

The Heroes, runners-up to the Doosan Bears in this year’s Korean Series, have retained both of their foreign pitchers from the 2019 season. They re-signed left-hander Eric Jokisch for his second season on Nov. 22.

The Heroes are yet to re-sign their foreign fielder, Jerry Sands.

KBO teams can carry up to three foreign players, with a maximum of two pitchers. The Heroes are trying to bring back slugging outfielder Sands, who knocked in a KBO-high 113 runs in 2019.

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