Complete list of former MLB players currently playing in the KBO
Major League Baseball might be on pause due to the coronavirus, but you can catch some professional baseball in Korea. The Korean Baseball Organization and ESPN have reached an agreement to live stream games daily to give eager MLB fans a taste of baseball during this tough time in the world.
You can bet on the KBO games, and we recommended taking a look at our expert KBO picks before placing a bet. The KBO is a welcome distraction for sports fans during this tough time, and we’re grateful they are ahead of the virus and have allowed the league to start back up.
Even though there are some key differences from the KBO and the MLB, there are plenty of former MLB players currently playing in the KBO for the 2020 season. Let’s take a look at the complete list of those former MLB players below.
- P Chris Flexen: New York Mets (2017-19)
- P Raúl Alcántara: Oakland Athletics (2016-17)
- IF José Miguel Fernández: Los Angeles Angels (2018)
- Manager Matt Williams: Washington Nationals (2014-2015)
- HC Hee-seop Choi: Chicago Cubs (2002-03), Florida Marlins (2004) and Los Angeles Dodgers (2004-05)
- PC Anthony Lerew: Atlanta Braves (2005-07) and Kansas City Royals (2009-10)
- PC Jae Seo: New York Mets (2002-05), Los Angeles Dodgers (2006) and Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2006-07)
- P Aaron Brooks: Kansas City Royals (2014-15), Oakland Athletics (2015, 2018-2019) and Baltimore Orioles (2019)
- P Drew Gagnon: New York Mets (2018-19)
- OF Preston Tucker: Houston Astros (2015-16), Atlanta Braves (2018), and Cincinnati Reds (2018)
- P Casey Kelly: San Diego Padres (2012, 2015), Atlanta Braves (2016) and San Francisco Giants (2018)
- P Tyler Wilson: Baltimore Orioles (2015-2017)
- HC Julio Franco: Philadelphia Phillies (1982), Cleveland Indians (1983–1988), Texas Rangers (1989–1993), Chicago White Sox (1994), Cleveland Indians (1996–1997), Milwaukee Brewers (1997), Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1999), Atlanta Braves (2001–2005), New York Mets (2006–2007) and Atlanta Braves (2007).
- P Adrian Sampson: Seattle Mariners (2016) and Texas Rangers (2018-19)
- 1B Dae-ho Lee: Seattle Mariners (2016)
- P Dan Straily: Oakland Athletics (2012-14), Chicago Cubs (2014), Houston Astros (2015), Cincinnati Reds (2016), Miami Marlins (2017-19) and Baltimore Orioles (2019)
- IF Dixon Machado: Detroit Tigers (2015-16)
- IF Tyler Saladino: Chicago White Sox (2015-18) and Milwaukee Brewers (2018-19)
- P Lisalverto Bonilla: Texas Rangers (2014) and Cincinnati Reds (2017)
- OF Darin Ruf: Philadelphia Phillies from 2012-16)
- P Chad Bell: Detroit Tigers (2017-18)
- P Warwick Saupold: Detroit Tigers (2016-18)
- OF Jared Hoying: Texas Rangers (2016-17)
- OF Jamie Romak: Los Angeles Dodgers (2014) and Arizona Diamondbacks (2015)
- P Ricardo Pinto: Philadelphia Phillies (2017) and Tampa Bay Rays (2019)
- P Jake Brigham: Atlanta Braves (2015)
- P Eric Jokisch: Chicago Cubs (2014)
- OF Taylor Motter: Tampa Bay Rays (2016), Seattle Mariners (2017-18) and Minnesota Twins (2018)
- P Mike Wright: Baltimore Orioles (2015-19) and Seattle Mariners (2019).
- P William Cuevas: Boston Red Sox (2016, 2018) and Detroit Tigers (2017)