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Former MLB first baseman James Loney signs with Korean team

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The Sports Xchange
Former New York Mets first baseman James Loney reacts to having a strike called on him against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. on September 14, 2016. File photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
Former New York Mets first baseman James Loney reacts to having a strike called on him against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. on September 14, 2016. File photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo

First baseman James Loney signed a one-year, $350,000 contract with the LG Twins of the Korean Baseball Organization, the team announced Tuesday.

Loney requested and received his release in May from the Atlanta Braves' Triple-A affiliate in Gwinnett. He had signed with the club after Freddie Freeman fractured his left wrist, although Atlanta quickly acquired first baseman Matt Adams from the St. Louis Cardinals.

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The 33-year-old Loney batted .288 with 108 homers and 669 RBIs during his 11-year major league career.

Loney hit .265 with nine homers and 34 RBIs in 100 games last season with the New York Mets.

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