Park signs with the Orix Buffaloes
Chan Ho Park will be finishing his career in Japan, as he signs with the Orix Buffaloes, according to Yonhap News Agency (Park earlier this year said he would like to retire in his native Korea).
After struggling with the Yankees during the first half of the 2010 season (he posted a 5.60 ERA), he was designated for assignment. The Pirates claimed the veteran off waivers and he finished the season with a 2-2 record and a respectable 3.49 ERA.
Park leaves the states with the most major league wins by a Korean born pitcher at 124. He passed Hideo Nomo on October 1st.
In 17 major league seasons with eight different teams, Park had a 4.36 ERA, 1,715 strike outs, 10 complete games and three shutouts.