Kim Won-hyong had an eventful week even before the start of the KBO season. The club signed former MLB All-Star Choo Shin-soo. Also, he learned about the team’s takeover through media. When asked about the star outfielder, the Emart team manager told Choo Shin-soo just to be himself. SK Wyverns
Yang Hyeon-jong is attending the Texas Rangers’ spring training. He will try to get a Major League job at spring training. At present, Yang only has a minor league contract with the Rangers. According to Rangers pitching coach Doug Mathis, Yang could throw multiple pitches. Also, he has proven to
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
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