Cincinnati Reds lose starting pitcher to Korea Baseball Organization

12:06 p.m Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 Sports
Reds starter Tim Adleman pitches against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. David Jablonski/Staff

The Cincinnati Reds have lost a starting pitcher to the Korea Baseball Organization.

The Reds released right-hander Tim Adleman and sold him to the Samsung Lions of the KBO.

Adleman, 30, spent the last two seasons with the Reds, going 9-15 with a 4.97 ERA in 43 games. The 6-foot-5, 225-pound right-hander made 33 starts for Cincinnati.

With the experienced gained last season by young starters Tyler Mahle, Luis Castillo, Sal Romano and Robert Stephenson and getting back veterans Homer Bailey, Anthony DeSclafani and Brandon Finnegan from injury, the Reds will have lots of options for their starting rotation.

Adleman signed a one-year deal with the Lions worth a reported $1.05 million.

The Reds 40-man roster is at 39.

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