April 9, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; General view of bases with opening day logo before being placed on the infield before the Los Angeles Angels play against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Korean pitcher Suk-Min Yoon looking for MLB contract


According to a report from South Korea’s Arirang News, pitcher Suk-Min Yoon is on his way to the United States Wednesday to meet with teams who are interested in signing him to a contract for the upcoming season.

The report from Korea stated that the pitcher’s agent, Scott Boras, said ” the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins are showing interest.” At this current moment, the two major hang-ups delaying a potential contract appear to be a previous shoulder injury,

The fact that “some experts believe that the 28-year-old needs to sign as a reliever, and not a starter,” according to Arirang., is another setback in this story.

From ESPN,

The San Francisco Giants and Baltimore Orioles have also been mentioned as possible suitors for Yoon, who was described by Boras back in October as “a 91 to 92 [mph] guy. He’s a good pitcher — not an overpowering arm.” Yoon struck out 76 batters in 87 innings over 30 games this past season in South Korea.

What do you think about Yoon? Would he make for a good pitcher in the majors? If so, where do you think he’ll end up if a team were to sign him? Feel free to sound off in the comments below.

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