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Ex-major leaguer White out for KBO season with broken hand

Tyler White of the SK Wyverns (left) smiles in the dugout after hitting a three-run home run against the Kia Tigers in a Korea Baseball Organization regular season game at Gwangju-Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, 330 kilometers south of Seoul. (Yonhap)
Tyler White of the SK Wyverns (left) smiles in the dugout after hitting a three-run home run against the Kia Tigers in a Korea Baseball Organization regular season game at Gwangju-Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, 330 kilometers south of Seoul. (Yonhap)

The South Korean stint for former major leaguer Tyler White has ended prematurely due to a hand injury.

The SK Wyverns of the Korea Baseball Organization said Friday that White has been ruled out for eight weeks with a broken bone in his left hand. With the regular season set to end on Nov. 2 and the Wyverns out of playoff contention, White is done for the year after just nine games with the Wyverns.

White was hit in the left hand by a pitch from NC Dinos' starter Drew Rucinski in Thursday's game.

White signed with the Wyverns in July. He made his KBO debut in late August, after serving his mandatory, 14-day quarantine upon arriving in South Korea.

White broke a bone in his right hand after getting nailed by a pitch in just his second KBO game on Aug. 25. He returned on Sept. 10 and then got hurt again in his seventh game back.

White batted .136/.367/.318 with a home run, four RBIs and three runs scored. (Yonhap)
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