Hanwha Eagles re-sign Saupold for $1.3 million

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Hanwha Eagles re-sign Saupold for $1.3 million

The Korean baseball club Hanwha Eagles announced Tuesday they’ve re-signed Australian right-hander Warwick Saupold.

The KBO team said Saupold, 29, has agreed to a new one-year deal worth $1.3 million - $900,000 in guaranteed salary, $300,000 in signing bonus and $100,000 in incentives.

Saupold made $1 million in 2019, his first season in the KBO.

Saupold went 12-11 with a 3.51 in 31 starts. He ranked second in the KBO with 192 and a third innings pitched.

Saupold was inconsistent until July but he started to pick things up in August. Throughout the month, Saupold had a 2.00 ERA in four starts, picking up two wins and a loss. Then in September, he finished stronger by picking up four wins in his five starts, with a 1.32 ERA.

Saupold recently took himself off the Australian national team for the Premier12 tournament, which doubles as a qualifying tournament for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Australia is paired with Korea in Group C of the 12-nation competition, and the two countries are scheduled to square off in Seoul today.

An Eagles official said Saupold has no injuries to speak of and wanted to rest in the offseason.

He’s scheduled to undergo a physical with the Eagles next month to finalize his new deal.

Yonhap

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