The pandemic significantly affected teams in the Korea Baseball Organization. They can’t travel out of the country for spring training in February. In the past, KBO teams went to Japan, Taiwan, or Australia in January or February. Some teams even go to Arizona or Florida. However, many countries have travel
Kiwoom Heroes signed draft pick Jang Jae-young to a record deal for the club. They announced that the 18-year-old pitcher would receive a $775,000 signing bonus. It is the biggest rookie signing bonus given by the Heroes. Also, it is the second biggest signing bonus in the Korea Baseball Organization.
Last Monday, the Korea Baseball Organization held its annual draft. The 1st overall pick in KBO draft is Kim Jin-wook. He’s a left-handed pitcher who is a senior from Gangneung High School. Due to the social distancing policies, the KBO held the draft online. The South Korean baseball league had
Toronto Blue Jays Ryu Hyun-jin takes no-decision against the Baltimore Orioles last Friday (local Korean time). Also, it was his second straight no-decision. The left-hander gave two runs on eight hits while throwing for six innings against the Orioles. He went out after six innings for the Blue Jays with
KBO on ESPN made American fans happy to see live baseball games back on their TV sets. The sports network shows six Korea Baseball Organization games each week for the entire season. It is the substitute for Major League Baseball, which remains suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. American baseball
Doosan Bears win over Kiwoom Heroes in a preseason rematch of last year’s KBO championship series. The score was 5-0. Left-hander Yoo Hee-kwan pitched five shutout innings, while Lee Yong-chan worked out of the bullpen. It is the first time the two squads met after the Korean Series. The Bears
As the 2020 Korean Baseball Organization postseason gets pushed towards early winter due to the coronavirus pandemic, teams are willing to hold playoffs at neutral venue. That way, the climate-controlled site can ensure a warmer environment for both fans and players. General managers from various KBO teams agreed to play