Tim Adleman, who led the Cincinnati Reds in innings pitched in 2017, has reportedly signed a contract to pitch for the Samsung Lions in Korea. He’ll make more than a cool million dollars on the one-year deal, so it’s probably a great financial decision for Adleman and his family, especially since there’s no guarantee that he’ll have a spot on the 2018 Reds.
We wish Adleman, who will be 30 next season, the very best of luck. His struggle to reach the big leagues — from being cut by an independent league team all the way to the majors — is one of the better stories you’ll hear, and he’s always been easy to root for. Hope he succeeds in all his future endeavors.