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Germano signs with Samsung Lions
08/05/2011 11:58 AM ET

Justin Germano has signed with the Samsung Lions of the Korean Baseball Organization, according to Dan Kurtz of He signed for $210K, including a $50K bonus, according to this Korean news story. The 28-year-old right-hander appeared in nine games for the Indians this year before they designated him for assignment in May.

In six seasons with the Indians, Padres and Reds, Germano has a 5.02 ERA with 5.4 K/9 and 3.0 BB/9. Last year may have been his best season; he posted a 3.31 ERA with 7.4 K/9 and 2.0 BB/9 in 35 1/3 innings for the Indians, pitching mostly in relief.

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