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  • • Byung-Ho Park Signs With KBO’s Nexen Heroes
    The Nexen Heroes of the KBO League have signed first baseman Byung-Ho Park to a one-year deal, Jeeho Yoo of Yonhap News reports (Twitter links).  Park will earn $1.4MM (or 1.5 billion South Korean won) in the contract. According to Yoo, the Twins accommodated Park’s request to release him from the remaining two years on…...
  • • Outfielder Ah-Seop Son Staying In Korea
    Korean outfielder Ah-seop Son drew major league interest earlier this offseason, but he’s now off the market after agreeing to re-sign with the Lotte Giants of the KBO, Jee-ho Yoo of South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reports (on Twitter). The Giants gave Son a four-year, $9.8MM contract ($9MM USD), according to Yoo. This isn’t the&...
  • • Michael Choice, Jake Brigham Re-Sign With KBO’s Nexen Heroes
    Two former big leaguers are extending their stay in the Korea Baseball Organization, as Jee-ho Yoo of South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency writes that outfielder Michael Choice and righty Jake Brigham have re-signed with the Nexen Heroes on a pair of one-year deals. Choice will earn a guaranteed $600K in his second season with the Heroes,…...
  • • KBO’s KT Wiz Sign Jae-Gyun Hwang
    Jae-gyun Hwang has signed a four-year, $7.9MM deal with the KT Wiz of South Korea’s KBO League,  Yonhap News’ Jeeho Yoo reports (Twitter link).  Hwang was outrighted off the Giants’ 40-man roster in September and he elected to become a free agent after the season. In returning to the KBO, Hwang ends his big league…...
  • • MLB Tenders Status Check On Korean Outfielder Ah-Seop Son
    Major League Baseball has tendered a status check on outfielder Ah-seop Son of the Korea Baseball Organization’s Lotte Giants, reports Jee-ho Yoo of South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency. The status check is largely a formality, but an agreement between MLB and the KBO stipulates that if a team has interest in a potential KBO free…...
  • • Hyun Soo Kim On MLB Future
    Outfielder Hyun Soo Kim returned to his native South Korea upon conclusion of the regular season and met with the media to discuss what was, in his own words, a “disappointing” second season in the Majors (link via Jee-ho Yoo of the Yonhap News Agency). Despite a rough campaign split between the Orioles and the…...
  • • Kang ready to put past to rest, get back to ball
    After a year away from professional baseball, Jung Ho Kang is ready to play again. In an interview with the Yonhap News Agency published Tuesday, Kang apologized for the drunken-driving arrest that has kept him out of the United States this season and looked forward to his time in the Dominican Winter League....
  • • Minor MLB Transactions: 7/14/17
    Here are Friday’s minor moves from around the game… Right-hander Josh Lindblom was granted his release by the Pirates in order to return to the Korea Baseball Organization, tweets Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Jee-ho Yoo of the Yonhap News Agency reports that Lindblom has agreed to a contract with the Lotte Giants th...
  • • Jae-gyun Hwang Likely To Opt Out Of Giants Deal If Not Promoted
    Third baseman Jae-gyun Hwang suggested in an interview with Korean media that he expects to opt out of his contract with the Giants if he is not added to the major league roster in the coming days (via Jee-ho Yoo of Yonhap News Agency). Hwang’s deal allows him to force the team to promote or release…...
  • • Jung Ho Kang Loses Appeal Of DUI Sentencing
    A South Korean court has denied the appeal of infielder Jung Ho Kang over his sentencing in an offseason DUI charge, reports Jee-ho Yoo of Korea’s Yonhap News Agency. According to Yoo, the Seoul Central District Court upheld a suspended eight-month prison sentence for Kang, which now jeopardizes Kang’s career with the Pirates. Kang was&...

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