Luke Scott will head to Japan for the 2014 season.
Scott, 35, spent the 2013 season with the Tampa Bay Rays hitting .241/.326/.415 in 253 at-bats with nine home runs and 40 RBI. While Scott probably could have signed on with a team stateside it’s likely that he was offered more by the SK Wyverns of the Korean Baseball Organization.
Source: Luke Scott agrees to deal with SK Wyverns in Korea.
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) December 19, 2013
Scott is hardly the only former major leaguer headed out of the country.
The Hiroshima Carp have picked up their option on Kila Ka’aihue keeping the infielder in Japan. He joined the Carp after being let go last summer by Arizona.
Former first round pick Greg Reynolds is also headed to Japan. Reynolds flamed out as a prospect in Colorado and eventually find his way to Cincinnati where he had a 5.52 ERA in 29 1/3 innings this past season for the Reds.