Roger Bernadina and others to remain with Kia Tigers of KBO

Roger Bernadina has opted to remain with the Kia Tigers of the Korean Baseball Organization.

Bernadina, 33, had been rumored to be eyeing a return stateside but it appears the outfielder did not generate the interest he desired and has opted to accept a $1.1 million contract to remain with the Tigers, the reigning KBO champions. Last seaosn he hit .320 with 27 home runs while amassing 32 stolen bases, 111 RBI and a league best 118 runs scored.

Also returning to the Tigers are Hector Noesi who won 20 games last year. He signed for $2 million with the Tigers.  Pat Dean has also opted to remain with the Tigers and will be paid $925,000.

Noesi led the league in innings and tied with 20 wins. His big league career was parts of five seasons in which he 12-31 with a 5.30 ERA. He last pitched in the major leagues in 2015 with the White Sox.

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