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Tyler Cloyd signs with the Samsung Lions in Korea

Tyler Cloyd

Philadelphia Phillies’ Tyler Cloyd in baseball action against the New York Mets , Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr)


According to Jim Salisbury of, right-hander Tyler Cloyd has signed with the Samsung Lions of the Korea Baseball Organization. This confirms a report from Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish.

You might remember Cloyd from his time with the Phillies, where he posted a 5.98 ERA over 17 starts and two relief appearances from 2012-2013. The 27-year-old spent last season with the Indians’ Triple-A affiliate and posted a 3.89 ERA and 118/31 K/BB ratio over 166 2/3 innings.

Cleveland re-signed Cloyd to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training, but he apparently found a better situation overseas.

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