Doosan signs pitcher Derek Hankins, Olson released

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Mydaily is reporting that the Doosan Bears have signed American right-handed pitcher Derek Hankins. Hankins has been playing for the Toledo Mud Huns, the AAA afilliate of the Detroit Tigers. Appearing in 17 games this year Hankins has 4 wins, 4 losses, and an ERA of 3.04. Hankins is 30 years old, 195cm tall, and weighs 88kg. He is expected to arrive in Korea on Friday (July 19).

Hankins will replace Garrett Olson who is being released by the Bears. Olson has struggled all season and finishes his short KBO career after appearing in 10 games with 1 win and 1 loss. He gave up 41 hits and 27 walks in just 38 2/3 innings pitched, ending up with an ERA of 6.52.