The Lotte Giants announced the hiring of former American League batting champion Julio Franco as their minor league hitting coach today.
Franco was the 1991 AL batting champ for the Cleveland Indians.
He’ll work with hitters on the Giants’ affiliate in the Futures League, the minor league attached to the top-tier Korea Baseball Organization.
Franco has played professional baseball in the United States, South Korea, Japan and Mexico.
Franco played for the KBO’s Samsung Lions in 2000 and batted .327 with 22 home runs, 110 RBIs and 12 steals.
He’s expected to join the team in January.
Source: Busan eFM News
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