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Ben Lively to make first start for Samsung Lions today

Aug 13,2019
The Samsung Lions’ new foreign pitcher Ben Lively will make his first KBO start during a game against the SK Wyverns at Munhak Baseball Stadium today.

Lively, who joined the Lions on Thursday, signed a contract for the remaining season at $325,000, replacing Deck McGuire.

Lively was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds during the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft, but it wasn’t until June 2017, with the Philadelphia Phillies, that he made his major league debut. During the 2018 season, Lively joined the Kansas City Royals and right before he arrived in the KBO, he was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Throughout Lively’s major league career, he picked up four wins and 10 losses with a 4.80 ERA.

By Kang Yoo-rim