The former third-round selection of the Philadelphia Phillies is traveling abroad to play baseball.

A former pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies is opting to pursue his professional aspirations overseas, demonstrating the growing popularity of overseas baseball as a viable alternative.After demonstrating their ability to pitch at a high level in the Korean Baseball Organization and Nippon Professional Baseball, young players have been allowed to return to Major League Baseball.

Former Phillies top prospect Connor Seabold has inked a contract with the Samsung Lions of the KBO, according to Jeeho Yoo of Yonhap New Agency.

According to Yoo, he has a $1 million deal, which is divided into a $800K salary, a $100K signing bonus, and $100K in incentives.

Philadelphia chose Seabold in the third round of the 2017 MLB Draft. With remarkable speed, he rose through the minor league divisions, earning a promotion to Double-A in 2018.

In seven Double-A starts in 2019, he posted a 3-1 record with a 2.25 ERA, breaking onto the Phillies’ Top-30 prospects list. He played less games this year due to an unrelated ailment.

Then, in August 2020, Philadelphia dealt him and Nick Pivetta to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for cash, Heath Hembree, and Brandon Workman.

In 2022, he made his Major League debut with the Red Sox, starting five games in the season. Seabold was designated for assignment in January 2023 after going 0–4 with an 11.29 ERA.

Boston dealt him to the Colorado Rockies prior to the start of the previous season. Although he had more opportunities there, he struggled and finished with a 1-7 record and 7.52 ERA in 27 games, 13 starts.

After the season, Seabold was let go by the Rockies, and he has since made the decision to attempt reviving his career abroad in the KBO.

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