Twins Win Posting Amount for Yang

The Minnesota Twins have won the posting amount for the second lefthander in Korea wishing to bolt the KBO to try their luck in the major leagues. Hyeon-Jong Yang of the Kia Tigers, had pitching numbers comprable to a previously posted left handed pitcher Kwang-Hyun Kim. The Padres won the posting bid for Kim with an offer of $2 million and are currently negotiating with him for a contract.

Kim was 13-9 with a 3.42 ERA in 28 starts. He struck out 145 hitters in 173 innings. Yang was 16-8, 4.25 also in 28 starts. He struck out 165 hitters in 175 innings pitched. Neither pitcher led his team to the playoffs.

One player everyone is waiting for is shortstop Jung-Ho Kang of the Nexen Heroes. He led his team to the playoffs, hitting .356 with 40 homeruns and 117 RBIs. The KBO is an extremely high offensive league so the offensive numbers for the hitters are a bit inflated.

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