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Pro baseball: COC's Eveland also going to Korea

Veteran pitcher becomes second local to sign deal with Korean team this month

Posted: December 17, 2012 2:37 p.m.
Updated: December 17, 2012 2:37 p.m.

Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Dana Eveland delivers against the Cleveland Indians during the third inning on June 30 in Baltimore.

 

The Baltimore Sun has reported that former College of the Canyons pitcher Dana Eveland has signed a one-year deal with the Hanwha Eagles of the Korean Baseball Organization.

This marks the second Santa Clarita Valley product to sign with a KBO team this month.

On Dec. 6, Canyon High graduate (2001) Chris Seddon signed with SK Wyverns.

Seddon said the security of having a contract to play for a full season was a major factor in his signing with the overseas team.

He and Eveland share a similar career path.

Both are left-handed pitchers who have bounced between Major League organizations and have gone up and down from the minor leagues to the big leagues.

Eveland, who pitched for College of the Canyons in 2003, has pitched in parts of eight Major League seasons for the Milwaukee Brewers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Oakland A’s, Toronto Blue Jays, Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Dodgers and Baltimore Orioles, where he spent last season.

Eveland was 0-1 with a 4.73 ERA in 14 games mostly out of the bullpen for Baltimore in 2012.

He split the season with Baltimore and Triple-A Norfolk.

The Palmdale High graduate is a career 19-25 with a 5.46 ERA in 114 Major League games.

He reportedly signed for a guaranteed $675,000, but he could make an additional $225,000 in performance bonuses.

The Hanwha Eagles were the team that recent Dodger signing Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched for in the KBO.

Ryu reportedly signed a six-year deal for $36 million.

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