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Recent Korea Baseball Organization news, rumors

  • • Former MLB Players In NPB: Japan Central League
    Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball is targeting a June 19 Opening Day. As is the case with the Korea Baseball Organization, the league has plenty of recognizable names for MLB fans to follow as we await the return of baseball in North America. NPB is larger than the KBO (12 teams vs. 10) and has slightly lesser…...2020
  • • KBO odds, picks, lines, predictions, schedule, best bets for June 6: This three-way parlay pays nearly 8-1
    SportsLine's top experts have released their best Korea Baseball Organization parlays....2020
  • • Matt Harvey Has Received KBO Interest
    Former Mets ace Matt Harvey recently made known that he’s throwing regular bullpen sessions and hoping for another shot in the Majors, but the right-hander has also received interest from at least one club in the Korea Baseball Organization, MLBTR has confirmed. SBS in South Korea reported yesterday that Harvey had received interest and is…...2020
  • • KBO odds, picks, lines, top predictions, schedule, best bets for June 5: This three-way parlay pays over 9-1
    SportsLine's top experts have released their best Korea Baseball Organization parlays....2020
  • • KBO odds, picks, lines, predictions, schedule, best bets for June 4: This three-way parlay pays over 9-1
    SportsLine's top experts have released their best Korea Baseball Organization parlays....2020
  • • KBO odds, picks, lines, predictions, schedule, best bets for June 2: This three-way parlay pays almost 6-1
    SportsLine's top experts have released their best Korea Baseball Organization parlays....2020
  • • International Transactions: 5/29/20
    We’re not seeing any transactions in Major League Baseball, but here’s one from the Korea Baseball Organization that involves a former big leaguer: The Kiwoom Heroes have placed utility player Taylor Motter on waivers, Dan Kurtz of MyKBO.net relays. Motter was in his first season with the club, which signed him for $350K last December,…...2020
  • • KBO odds, picks, lines, predictions, schedule, best bets for May 29: This three-way parlay pays almost 3-1
    SportsLine's top experts have released their best Korea Baseball Organization parlays....2020
  • • KBO odds, picks, lines, predictions, schedule, best bets for May 28: This three-way parlay pays over 13-1
    SportsLine's top experts have released their best Korea Baseball Organization parlays....2020
  • • KBO odds, picks, lines, predictions, schedule, best bets for May 27: This three-way parlay pays over 10-1
    SportsLine's top experts have released their best Korea Baseball Organization parlays....2020

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Korea Baseball Organization injury and suspension

  • • Former Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang suspended for year by Korea Baseball Organization
    Kang had been hoping to return to KBO, where he started his career...2020
  • • Ex-Pirate Kang suspended by KBO for past DUIs
    The Korea Baseball Organization suspended infielder Jung Ho Kang for one year on Monday for multiple drunken driving offenses....2020
  • • KBO Issues One-Year Suspension To Jung Ho Kang For Prior DUI Arrests
    The Korea Baseball Organization has reached a ruling regarding infielder Jung Ho Kang, who starred for the KBO’s Nexen (now Kiwoom) Heroes and spent parts of four years with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Kang, who seeks reinstatement following a trio of DUI arrests, will be suspended for one year and will also be required to perform…...2020
  • • Cardinals interested in KBO pitcher Kwang-hyun Kim
    The Cardinals appear to be seriously considering a deal with free-agent left-hander Kwang-hyun Kim. He’s currently in St. Louis to discuss a contract with the Cardinals and undergo a physical, Jeeho Yoo of Yonhap News tweets. Teams have until Jan. 5 to sign Kim, who’d otherwise likely return to the Korea Baseball Organization for at least another year. The 31-year-old Kim is coming off an outstand...2019
  • • Jung Ho Kang Injury: Updates on Pirates INF's Recovery from Leg Surgery
    2016
  • • Full Breakdown of the 2015 MLB Rookie of the Year Class
    2015
  • • Scott Miller's Starting 9: There's a Closers Sale Going on at MLB's GM Meetings
    2015
  • • Jung Ho Kang Injury: Updates on Pirates Star's Knee and Return
    2015
  • • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Remaining MLB Hitting Market
    2014

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Korea Baseball Organization trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Giants Sign Darin Ruf
    The Giants have inked first baseman/outfielder Darin Ruf to a minor league contract, Jayson Stark of The Athletic reports. The deal includes an invitation to major league spring training. The 33-year-old Ruf is returning stateside after spending three seasons with the Korea Baseball Organization’s Samsung Lions, who purchased his contract from the Dodgers in February…...2020
  • • KBO’s LG Twins Purchase Roberto Ramos’ Contract From Rockies
    The LG Twins of the Korea Baseball Organization have purchased first baseman Roberto Ramos’ contract from the Rockies, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. Ramos can earn up to $500K in 2020, MLBTR has learned. This ends a five-season tenure in the Colorado organization for Ramos, whom they chose in the 16th round of the…...2020
  • • Tyler Saladino Signs With KBO’s Samsung Lions
    The Samsung Lions of the Korea Baseball Organization have announced an agreement with infielder Tyler Saladino (hat tip to Dan Kurtz of MyKBO.net). The deal comes with a $700K salary, a $100K bonus and up to $100K in incentives. The 30-year-old Saladino, a veteran of five major league seasons, will now ply his trade overseas…...2019
  • • Cardinals Interested In Kwang-hyun Kim
    The Cardinals appear to be seriously considering a deal with free-agent left-hander Kwang-hyun Kim. He’s currently in St. Louis to discuss a contract with the Cardinals and undergo a physical, Jeeho Yoo of Yonhap News tweets. Teams have until Jan. 5 to sign Kim, who’d otherwise likely return to the Korea Baseball Organization for at…...2019
  • • Cardinals interested in KBO pitcher Kwang-hyun Kim
    The Cardinals appear to be seriously considering a deal with free-agent left-hander Kwang-hyun Kim. He’s currently in St. Louis to discuss a contract with the Cardinals and undergo a physical, Jeeho Yoo of Yonhap News tweets. Teams have until Jan. 5 to sign Kim, who’d otherwise likely return to the Korea Baseball Organization for at least another year. The 31-year-old Kim is coming off an outstand...2019
  • • Straily signs one-year deal with Korean team
    Veteran pitcher Dan Straily has signed a one-year contract worth $800,000 with the Lotte Giants, the Korea Baseball Organization club announced on Saturday....2019
  • • Minor MLB Transactions: 12/9/19
    The Kia Tigers of the Korea Baseball Organization have inked right-hander Drew Gagnon to a $650K contract with a $200K signing bonus, Dan Kurtz of MyKBO.net reports. The Tigers also re-signed outfielder Preston Tucker on a $550K salary with a $300K bonus. The Mets released the 29-year-old Gagnon in late November, which came after a…...2019
  • • Nick Kingham Signs With KBO’s SK Wyverns
    Right-hander Nick Kingham has signed with SK Wyverns of the Korea Baseball Organization, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports. The 28-year-old Kingham is best known for his tenure with the Pirates, who chose him in the fourth round of the 2010 draft. Kingham eventually became a top 100 prospect, but the 6-foot-5 hurler has fallen…...2019
  • • KBO’s Doosan Bears Sign Infielder Jose Miguel Fernandez
    The Doosan Bears of the Korea Baseball Organization announced this week that they’ve signed former Angels infielder Jose Miguel Fernandez to a one-year contract (link via the Yonhap News Agency). He’ll receive a $50K signing bonus, a $300K base salary and another $350K worth of incentives, giving him the opportunity to earn up to a…...2018
  • • Josh Lindblom, Seth Frankoff Re-Sign With Korea’s Doosan Bears
    The Doosan Bears of the Korea Baseball Organization have announced new deals with right-handers Josh Lindblom and Seth Frankoff. H/t to Dan Kurtz of MyKBO.net (Twitter link). Both hurlers will receive notable paydays for their 2018 efforts. Lindblom is slated to receive a $1.7MM salary, along with a $70K signing bonus, while Frankoff will earn…...2018

Korea Baseball Organization stats

  • • KBO scores, odds, schedule, how to watch, live stream, TV channel, game times as baseball returns to Korea
    The Korea Baseball Organization started its 2020 season last week...2020
  • • KBO odds, schedule, scores, how to watch, live stream, TV channel, game times as baseball returns to Korea
    The Korea Baseball Organization started its 2020 regular season on Tuesday...2020
  • • KBO scores, schedule, odds, how to watch, live stream, TV channel, game times as baseball returns to Korea
    The Korea Baseball Organization has kicked off its 2020 regular season...2020
  • • Full Breakdown of the 2015 MLB Rookie of the Year Class
    2015
  • • Byung-Ho Park Bidding Rights Reportedly Won by Minnesota Twins
    2015
  • • The 10 Most Underrated MLB Free-Agent Position Players This Offseason
    2015
  • • The 10 Most Underrated MLB Free-Agent Position Players This Offseason
    2015

Top Korea Baseball Organization news

  • • ESPN to televise South Korea's KBO games
    Starting with opening day on Tuesday, ESPN will televise six regular-season games of the Korea Baseball Organization per week....2020
  • • ESPN Reportedly Nearing Agreement To Broadcast KBO Games
    Less than a week after ESPN’s negotiations to acquire broadcast rights to Korea Baseball Organization games were reported to be all but dead, Jee-ho Yoo and Chang-yong Shin of South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency now report that a deal is nearing completion. Yoo reported last week that ESPN had sought to acquire broadcast rights from…...2020
  • • Mariners reportedly ink Korean slugger Lee
    The Mariners have reportedly agreed to terms with Dae Ho Lee, a 33-year-old slugger with experience in both the Korea Baseball Organization and Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball....2016
  • • Korea Baseball Organization Preparing To Begin Regular Season In Early May
    An official announcement is expected Tuesday about the state of the KBO League’s schedule, Jee-ho Yoo of the Yonhap News Agency writes, as Korea’s top baseball league is preparing to begin play in early May.  League officials will meet with the presidents of each KBO team Tuesday, and it is still possible that the KBO…...2020
  • • Report: ESPN Inquired About Free Broadcast Rights To KBO Games
    The Korea Baseball Organization’s preseason is in full swing, with a May 5 start to its regular season (sans fans in attendance) on the calendar. The resumption of play in the KBO has attracted some attention from ESPN, it seems, but Jee-ho Yoo of South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reports that the media powerhouse sought…...2020
  • • Giants To Promote Jae-Gyun Hwang
    The Giants are promoting infielder Jae-gyun Hwang from Triple-A Sacramento, reports Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News (via Twitter). The former Korea Baseball Organization star signed a minor league deal with San Francisco this offseason and was likely to exercise a July 1 opt-out clause if he was not brought up to the Majors…...2017
  • • KBO: Teams, odds, how to watch, ex-MLB players and everything to know about Korea Baseball Organization
    The Korea Baseball Organization is kicking off its season this week...2020
  • • Jung Ho Kang Injury: Updates on Pirates Star's Knee and Return
    2015
  • • Cardinals Interested In Kwang-hyun Kim
    2019
  • • Poll: Would You Watch KBO Broadcasts?
    This morning’s report that ESPN is in the midst of seemingly productive talks to acquire the broadcast rights for Korea Baseball Organization games was met with a widely positive response in comments both here and on social media, although the potential arrival of KBO coverage in North America wasn’t universally lauded. While many fans would…...2020

Korea Baseball Organization fantasy rankings and news

  • • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Remaining MLB Hitting Market
    2014

Korea Baseball Organization schedule, game

  • • KBO odds, picks, lines, predictions, schedule, best bets for June 6: This three-way parlay pays nearly 8-1
    2020
  • • KBO odds, picks, lines, top predictions, schedule, best bets for June 5: This three-way parlay pays over 9-1
    2020
  • • KBO odds, picks, lines, predictions, schedule, best bets for June 4: This three-way parlay pays over 9-1
    2020
  • • KBO odds, picks, lines, predictions, schedule, best bets for June 2: This three-way parlay pays almost 6-1
    2020
  • • KBO odds, picks, lines, predictions, schedule, best bets for May 29: This three-way parlay pays almost 3-1
    2020
  • • KBO odds, picks, lines, predictions, schedule, best bets for May 28: This three-way parlay pays over 13-1
    2020
  • • KBO odds, picks, lines, predictions, schedule, best bets for May 27: This three-way parlay pays over 10-1
    2020
  • • KBO odds, picks, lines, predictions, schedule, best bets for May 26: This three-way parlay pays nearly 6-1
    2020
  • • KBO odds, picks, lines, top predictions, schedule, best bets for May 24: This three-way parlay pays nearly 4-1
    2020
  • • KBO odds, picks, lines, top predictions, schedule, best bets for May 23: This three-way parlay pays over 4-1
    2020

Korea Baseball Organization rumors, scandals

  • • Jung Ho Kang Seeking KBO Comeback
    It emerged recently that former Korea Baseball Organization superstar and Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang was interested in resuming his career in his native Korea. But it wasn’t clear just how he planned to accomplish that. Trouble is, Kang has been arrested three times for driving under the influence — a shameful mark that scuttled his MLB…...2020
  • • Jung-Ho Kang's Biggest Challenges in Quest to Become MLB Star
    2014
  • • Pirates Placed Winning Bid On Korean Shortstop Jung-Ho Kang
    According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Pittsburgh Pirates won the bidding for Korean shortstop Jung-ho Kang. The amount of the winning bid was reportedly around $5 million, and the Nexen Heroes of the Korea Baseball Organization have accepted it. December 21 I spoke with a former MMO Writer who has since left our merry group to join a newspaper in Philadelphia covering the Phillies. Boo… Bah… ...2014
  • • MLB International Signing Rules Must Be Altered with Improved US-Cuba Relations
    2014

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