Mar 6, 2012; Salt River Pima-Maricopa, AZ, USA; A detailed view of a Texas Rangers hat and glove during a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Rangers scouted Suk-Yin Moon for 2 years


Add the Texas Rangers to the list of teams that have been looking at Korean pitcher Suk-Yin Moon.

According to a report out of Korea, Moon’s throwing for the Orioles and Giants on Friday is not going to be his last exhibition for Major League teams. Reports out of the pitching session have been positive, although it was suggested that it was not strictly an audition for teams. Moon was trying to make sure his body was feeling well and healthy as well, but they realize that the time for spring training is coming soon.

Representatives of the Boras Corporation state that the Rangers have been looking ‘closely’ at Suk-Yin for at least two years. Their interest has intensified over recent weeks after Derek Holland went down with a knee injury. Holland is not the only casualty on the Rangers’ pitching staff. Reliever Joseph Ortiz was hit by a motorcycle in Venezuela, resulting in a broken foot that will keep him out for three months. Holland had micro-fracture surgery on his knee after reportedly playing with his dog near the stairs when he was undercut by the boxer.

Moon has now left the LA area (he held his session at the University of California in Irvine), and is expected to throw for Arizona as well. Jamie Kelly (@JamieSportsTalk on Twitter) had the first reports.

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