Suk-Min Yoon, the 27-year-old Korean pitcher looking to make his move to the Major Leagues, has reportedly been narrowing down his search for a team in the last week or so.
Tonight we hear that he is close to signing and that the Baltimore Orioles are one of the teams who have made an offer:
The Orioles have enough interest in signing Korean right-hander Suk-min Yoon that they have made him an offer, according to an industry source.
Yoon has received multiple offers to pitch in the big leagues in 2014, but has not yet made a decision, a source said. That could come within the next several days.”
Connolly also reports that the Minnesota Twins, Chicago Cubs, and Texas Rangers have expressed interested in Yoon. The interesting part about Yoon as a pitcher who is still available at this point is his flexibility. A team like the Orioles could sign him to bolster their starting rotation, while a team like the Twins or Rangers who already have some pitching depth might audition him to be a starter with the option to run him out of the bullpen.
It seems like Baltimore, though, could use him the most and that this would be a quality signing for them.
One agent on #Orioles possibly getting Yoon “They will regret it.”
— Andrew Rickli (@AndrewRickli) February 4, 2014