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Former Orioles pitcher Tyler Wilson reunites with Hyun Soo Kim, signs with LG Twins in Korea

Tyler Wilson throws a pitch in the 11th inning of the Baltimore Orioles' home opener against the Toronto Blue Jays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in 2017.
Tyler Wilson throws a pitch in the 11th inning of the Baltimore Orioles' home opener against the Toronto Blue Jays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in 2017. (DYLAN SLAGLE/STAFF PHOTO / Carroll County Times)

Former Orioles pitcher Tyler Wilson has found a new team, and will be pitching in Korea for LG Twins next year.

The team announced Friday that Wilson had signed a one-year deal worth $800,000, one that will reconnect him with former Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim, who joined the Twins last month.

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Wilson, who has pitched in parts of the last three seasons with the Orioles, was designated for assignment in September as the Orioles churned the back of their roster, though two other pitchers who were outrighted at that time, Jayson Aquino and Andrew Faulkner, are back with the organization on minor league deals.

The 2011 10th-round pick made his major league debut in 2015, a year after he was named the organization's Jim Palmer Minor League Pitcher of the Year. He made nine appearances (five starts) that season and pitched to a 3.50 ERA, and earned a major league roster spot out of spring training in 2016.

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He quickly earned a starting rotation spot, and held it until July. He ended the year with a 5.27 major league ERA in 24 appearances. In 2017, he made just one start — a win in Boston on May 4 — but he struggled in relief.

Because he'd be out of options in 2018, the Orioles designated him for assignment in September.

Wilson isn't the first Orioles pitcher to end up overseas this season, as right-hander Logan Verrett signed with NC Dinos in the fall.

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