With the KIA Tigers signing pitcher Ricardo Rodriguez, all 16 available roster spots for non-Korean players were filled. 14 of the 16 players will be pitchers. Hyundai Unicorns/Heroes veteran Cliff Brumbaugh will not be brought back for the 2010 season. Cliff spent 5 of the last 7 seasons in the KBO. He took a 2-year break in 2005-06 to play in the NPB with the Orix Buffaloes.
The KIA Tigers will bring back Aquilino Lopez to lead the rotation again. They've also replaced Rick Guttormson with righty Ricardo Rodriguez.
The SK Wyverns will bring back starting pitchers Ken Kadokura and Gary Glover for the 2010 season.
Doosan will bring in two new foreign pitchers, lefty Les Walrond and righty Kelvin Jiminez. Here's hoping neither of these guys get wasted, fall down a flight of stairs and break vertebrae days before the start of the season.
Lotte is bringing back right fielder/fan favorite Karim Garcia for a 3rd season. Joining Garcia will be right-hander Ryan Sadowski. It's unclear if Sadowski will replace Jon Adkins as closer or join the rotation.
Samsung will return both Brandon Knight and Francisco Cruceta. Knight and Cruceta will follow 14-game winner Yoon Seong-hwan in the rotation.
The Heroes will bring back outfielder Doug Clark for his 2nd season with the Heroes and 3rd KBO season overall. Clark will be joined by Australian national, Adrian Burnside. Burnside spent 2008 and 2009 with the NPB's Yomiuri Giants.
The LG Twins are bringing in 2 new pitchers for 2010. Right-handers Edgar Gonzalez and Shinya Okamoto will join the Twins pitching staff. Gonzalez will probably join the rotation and Okamoto will stabilize the back-end of the bullpen.
The Hanhwa Eagles will need to get innings out of Jose Capellan and Julio DePaula if they want to avoid a historically bad season. Jose's 7.00+ ERA at AAA Round Rock fits right in with their team concept.