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Minnesota Twins are eyeing Korean pitcher Suk-Min Yoon


With Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero receiving attention by the Los Angeles Dodgers and a number of other teams, the Minnesota Twins have their eyes set on a different foreign player.

According to Darren Wolfson on Twitter, the Twins are interesting in Korean right handed pitcher Suk-Min Yoon.

The 27 year old pitcher is coming off a disappointing season where he posted an even four ERA and 76/28 K/BB over 87 2/3 innings pitched with the Kia Tigers. He’s a former MVP of the Korean Baseball Organization back in 2011 and throws a low 90′s fastball along with a slider and a change up.

Guess who happens to be his agent? Scott Boras. But the good thing about this Korean prospect is there’s not posting fee involved.

Yoon has a career win/loss record of 73-59, 44 saves, 949 strike outs and a 3.19 ERA. He’s spent his entire career with the Kia Tigers.

He’s a 2x Korean Baseball Organization ERA leader in 2008 and 2011, won the Win and Strike out title in 2011 and won a championship in 2009. A three time all-star from 2008-2011, was a member of the 2008 Gold medal Olympic team that competed in Beijing.

He was also apart of the Korean team when they won Silver in the 2009 World Baseball Classic. So whenever he possibly gets signed, he should become a major league set up man.

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