Former Tiger Doug Mathis is now apparently a member of the Samsung Lions. In Korea.
■ New foreign faces (koreabaseball.blogspot.com)
Teams have added a few new imports to their rosters in recent weeks. SK canned Jim Magrane and brought in righty Brian Gordon, the Lions ditched struggling slugger Ryan Garko and joined the other KBO teams by bringing in another foreign arm with Doug Mathis, and former part time Angels/Pirates reliever Chris Bootcheck was brought in to replace Brian Corey in Busan with the Lotte Giants.
■ From @mykbo on twitter (July 13): It's official, Samsung has waived Ryan Garko and signed Doug Mathis. Remember, you heard it here first! ;-)
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