Nov. 4, 2010
Jukich contract sold to South Korean team
Duluth native Ben Jukich’s contract with
the Cincinnati Reds organization was recently sold to a South Korean
club. Jukich, a 6-foot-4 left-handed pitcher, was expected to return
home this week before joining the LG Twins, a team based out of
Seoul, for spring training in Sarasota, Fla., from Nov. 10 until
Then he is expected to leave for Korea in February.
Jukich pitched well in the Cincinnati farm system,
but it was difficult for him to move up as the Reds have quality
pitching depth at the top levels. Most recently, he had been pitching
for the Venezuelan team Leones del Caracas.