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Recent Korea Baseball Organization news, rumors

  • • Diamondbacks To Sign Seth Frankoff To Minor-League Deal
    The Diamondbacks are signing Seth Frankoff to a minor-league contract, MLBTR has learned. The 32-year-old made his return to MLB last year after spending the previous two seasons in South Korea. A former Athletics, Cubs and Dodgers farmhand, Frankoff performed well for the Korea Baseball Organization’s Doosan Bears from 2018-19. Over a combined 266.2 innings between…...2021
  • • Giants Sign Curt Casali
    The Giants have signed veteran catcher Curt Casali to a one-year major league contract worth $1.5MM, Maria Guardado of MLB.com was among those to report. The team sold left-hander Andrew Suarez’s rights to the LG Twins of the Korea Baseball Organization to make room on its 40-man roster for Casali. More to come....2021
  • • NC Dinos Re-Sign Aaron Altherr, Drew Rucinski
    The NC Dinos of the Korea Baseball Organization kicked off the New Year by announcing that they’ve re-signed outfielder Aaron Altherr and right-hander Drew Rucinski to new one-year contracts for the 2021 season. Dan Kurtz of MyKBO.net tweets that Altherr’s deal comes with a $1.1MM salary and another $100K available via incentives, while Rucinski will…...2021
  • • International Signings: Alcantara, Overton
    A pair of former big leaguers have signed with teams in Asia over the past few days. Right-hander Raúl Alcántara is joining the Hanshin Tigers of Nippon Professional Baseball, per a team announcement. The 28-year-old will be making his first trip to Japan’s highest level; he has spent the past two seasons in the Korea Baseball Organization.…...2020
  • • KBO’s Kia Tigers Sign Daniel Mengden
    Right-hander Daniel Mengden has signed with the Kia Tigers of the Korea Baseball Organization, the team announced (hat tip to MyKBO.net’s Dan Kurtz).  The one-year contract will pay Mengden $425K in salary, a $300K signing bonus, and up to $275K in incentives. The 27-year-old elected to become a free agent after he was outrighted off…...2020
  • • Doosan Bears Re-Sign Jose Miguel Fernandez, Sign Ariel Miranda
    The Doosan Bears of the Korea Baseball Organization announced that they’ve re-signed first baseman/designated hitter Jose Miguel Fernandez and signed left-hander Ariel Miranda (link via Jee-ho Yoo of South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency). Fernandez, who’ll be returning for a third season with the Bears, never got much of a look in the Majors despite a…...2020
  • • Roberto Ramos Re-Signs With KBO’s LG Twins
    First baseman Roberto Ramos is returning to the LG Twins of the Korea Baseball Organization for a second season, reports Jee-ho Yoo of South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency. After earning $500K in 2020, he’ll earn $800K of guarantees in 2021, with another $200K worth of incentives. The team has announced the deal. Those unfamiliar with…...2020
  • • Walker Lockett Close To Signing With KBO’s Doosan Bears
    Right-hander Walker Lockett is close to signing a deal with the Doosan Bears of the Korea Baseball Organization, according to multiple Korean media outlets (hat tip to Daniel Kim of ESPN and DKTV).  The Blue Jays hold Lockett’s MLB rights, as Kim notes, so there will likely be some money changing hands between the Bears…...2020
  • • Andrew Suarez Close To Joining KBO’s LG Twins
    The LG Twins of the Korea Baseball Organization are close to signing left-hander Andrew Suarez to a one-year contract, according to Daniel Kim of ESPN and DKTV (Twitter link).  The deal would have to be tied into a purchase of Suarez’s rights from the Giants, as Suarez is still controlled by the San Francisco club.…...2020
  • • KBO’s KT Wiz Re-Sign William Cuevas
    Right-hander William Cuevas is re-signing with the KT Wiz of the Korea Baseball Organization, reports Enrique Rojas of ESPN (Twitter link). His 2021 base salary will check in at $1MM, with additional money available via incentives. The pact also contains a 2022 player option worth $1.7MM, Rojas adds. Cuevas has spent the past two seasons as…...2020

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Korea Baseball Organization injury and suspension

  • • SK Wyverns Release Nick Kingham
    The SK Wyverns of the Korea Baseball Organization have released right-hander Nick Kingham, Naver Sports reports (translation via MyKBO’s Dan Kurtz, on Twitter). The former Pirates top prospect was limited to just two starts before going down with an elbow injury that has yet to sufficiently heal. Kingham, 28, signed with the Wyverns back in…...2020
  • • 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

  • • Diamondbacks To Sign Seth Frankoff To Minor-League Deal
    The Diamondbacks are signing Seth Frankoff to a minor-league contract, MLBTR has learned. The 32-year-old made his return to MLB last year after spending the previous two seasons in South Korea. A former Athletics, Cubs and Dodgers farmhand, Frankoff performed well for the Korea Baseball Organization’s Doosan Bears from 2018-19. Over a combined 266.2 innings between…...2021
  • • Giants Sign Curt Casali
    The Giants have signed veteran catcher Curt Casali to a one-year major league contract worth $1.5MM, Maria Guardado of MLB.com was among those to report. The team sold left-hander Andrew Suarez’s rights to the LG Twins of the Korea Baseball Organization to make room on its 40-man roster for Casali. More to come....2021
  • • NC Dinos Re-Sign Aaron Altherr, Drew Rucinski
    The NC Dinos of the Korea Baseball Organization kicked off the New Year by announcing that they’ve re-signed outfielder Aaron Altherr and right-hander Drew Rucinski to new one-year contracts for the 2021 season. Dan Kurtz of MyKBO.net tweets that Altherr’s deal comes with a $1.1MM salary and another $100K available via incentives, while Rucinski will…...2021
  • • KBO’s Kia Tigers Sign Daniel Mengden
    Right-hander Daniel Mengden has signed with the Kia Tigers of the Korea Baseball Organization, the team announced (hat tip to MyKBO.net’s Dan Kurtz).  The one-year contract will pay Mengden $425K in salary, a $300K signing bonus, and up to $275K in incentives. The 27-year-old elected to become a free agent after he was outrighted off…...2020
  • • Roberto Ramos Re-Signs With KBO’s LG Twins
    First baseman Roberto Ramos is returning to the LG Twins of the Korea Baseball Organization for a second season, reports Jee-ho Yoo of South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency. After earning $500K in 2020, he’ll earn $800K of guarantees in 2021, with another $200K worth of incentives. The team has announced the deal. Those unfamiliar with…...2020
  • • Andrew Suarez Close To Joining KBO’s LG Twins
    The LG Twins of the Korea Baseball Organization are close to signing left-hander Andrew Suarez to a one-year contract, according to Daniel Kim of ESPN and DKTV (Twitter link).  The deal would have to be tied into a purchase of Suarez’s rights from the Giants, as Suarez is still controlled by the San Francisco club.…...2020
  • • KBO’s KT Wiz Re-Sign William Cuevas
    Right-hander William Cuevas is re-signing with the KT Wiz of the Korea Baseball Organization, reports Enrique Rojas of ESPN (Twitter link). His 2021 base salary will check in at $1MM, with additional money available via incentives. The pact also contains a 2022 player option worth $1.7MM, Rojas adds. Cuevas has spent the past two seasons as…...2020
  • • Minor Transactions: 12/11/20
    The latest minor moves from around the game… The Kiwoom Heroes of the Korea Baseball Organization announced that they have signed right-hander Josh A. Smith, Dan Kurtz of MyKBO.net relays. Smith will earn a $500K salary and could receive another $100K in incentives. The 33-year-old Smith spent last season in Miami, where he was teammates…...2020
  • • KBO Signings: Tucker, Buchanan
    As MLB fans wait for free agency to pick up stateside, former big leaguers continue to hammer out deals with teams in Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball and the Korea Baseball Organization. We’ll track the latest KBO and NPB re-signings here: The Kia Tigers have re-signed outfielder Preston Tucker to a one-year deal worth $1.05MM guaranteed,…...2020
  • • Ryon Healy Signs With KBO’s Hanwha Eagles
    Corner infielder Ryon Healy is signing with the Hanwha Eagles of the Korea Baseball Organization, the team announced (via Jeeho Yoo of Yonhap). It’s a one-year deal that guarantees him $800K and offers an additional $200K in incentives. The 28-year-old Healy has logged big league time in each of the past five years. Most of his…...2020

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
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  • • The 10 Most Underrated MLB Free-Agent Position Players This Offseason
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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
    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
  • • 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
  • • 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
  • • Padres Likely To Pursue Kwang-Hyun Kim
    The Padres are planning to take another run at signing lefty Kwang-Hyun Kim now that he’s been posted by the SK Wyverns of the Korea Baseball Organization, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. San Diego won the bidding on Kim when he was posted under the previous blind-bid system back in 2014, and the…...2019
  • • Byung-Ho Park Bidding Rights Reportedly Won by Minnesota Twins
    2015
  • • KBO Postpones Start Of Season; MLB Doesn’t Plan To Change Schedule
    Major League Baseball decided Monday to close clubhouses to media members for an undisclosed period of time because of the coronavirus outbreak. Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball took the more drastic measure to postpone the start of its regular season. The Korea Baseball Organization is now following the NPB’s lead, Dan Kurtz of MyKBO.Net reports (Twitter…...2020

Korea Baseball Organization fantasy rankings and news

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Korea Baseball Organization schedule, game

  • • KBO odds, picks, lines, predictions, schedule, best bets for July 14: This three-way parlay pays nearly 11-1
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  • • KBO odds, picks, lines, predictions, schedule, best bets for July 12: This three-way parlay pays nearly 4-1
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  • • KBO odds, picks, lines, predictions, schedule, best bets for July 11: This three-way parlay pays over 6-1
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  • • KBO odds, picks, lines, predictions, schedule, best bets for July 10: This three-way parlay pays almost 8-1
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  • • KBO odds, picks, lines, predictions, schedule, best bets for July 9: This three-way parlay pays almost 6-1
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  • • KBO odds, picks, lines, predictions, schedule, best bets for July 8: This three-way parlay pays well over 7-1
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  • • KBO odds, picks, lines, predictions, schedule, best bets for July 7: This three-way parlay pays over 6-1
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  • • KBO odds, picks, lines, predictions, schedule, best bets for July 5: This three-way parlay pays over 5-1
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  • • KBO odds, picks, lines, predictions, schedule, best bets for July 4: This three-way parlay pays nearly 6-1
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  • • KBO odds, picks, lines, predictions, schedule, best bets for July 3: This three-way parlay pays over 6-1
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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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