Former World Series Champ Signs In Korea

He has a World Series ring from the Atlanta Braves in 2021, but after seven years of being unable to truly establish himself in the major leagues, 31-year-old Cuban outfielder Guillermo Heredia has decided to try his hand in Korea.

The SSG Landers of the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) have signed Heredia for $1M for the 2023 season. 

It'll be a chance for Heredia to get a real foothold and establish himself as a full-time contributor. He's only topped 300 at-bats twice in his seven-year MLB career, including with the Atlanta Braves in 2021. But he only hit .220 in those 120 games with the Braves, and this year, he mostly served as a defensive replacement in 74 games, and as a great clubhouse presence.

And while he can certainly go get the ball in the outfield, Heredia hit only .158. In his career, he has a .231 average and a .656 OPS. He was DFA'd by the Braves last month. 

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