Players Seek Riches, Opportunity In Japan And Korea

NPB, KBO Increasingly Attract MLB Veterans

As fall turned into winter and the offseason dragged on, Seth Frankoff had a decision to make.

The 29-year-old righthander made his major league debut last season and was securely on the Mariners' 40-man roster. But an opportunity arose after the season to play for the Doosan Bears in the Korean Baseball Organization, a move that would guarantee greater financial security for his family, which now included a newborn daughter.

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