All posts tagged "KBO"

  • Dustin Nippert (NEWSis)
    Foreign pitchers dominate list of KBO Opening Day starters

    By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL (Yonhap) — For the second straight season, foreign pitchers will dominate the list of the Opening Day starters in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) in 2016. The regular season is set to begin...

    • Posted March 28, 2016
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  • Perhaps Kim Hyun-soo, right, should have taken the day off on Monday just like Park Byung-ho. (Yonhap)
    MLB proposes posting fee cap of $8 million to KBO

    By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL (Yonhap) — Major League Baseball (MLB) has proposed a cap on the amount a big league club can bid on South Korean players in posting, baseball officials said Friday. The Korea Baseball Organization...

    • Posted March 18, 2016
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  • rom left are Yoon Suk-min of the Kia Tigers; Lee Seung-youp of the Samsung Lions; Jung Woo-ram of the Hanwha Eagles; and Kim Tae-kyun of the Hanwha Eagles. (Graphic by Cho Sang-won)
    KBO players’ average salary surpasses W200 million ($166,000)

    Kim Tae-kyun of Hanwha Eagles tops list with 1.6 billion won ($1.33 million)  By Nam Hyun-woo The average salary of the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) League players surpassed 200 million won (about $166,000) a year in 2016,...

    • Posted February 12, 2016
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  • Free agent slugger Lee Dae-ho leaves for the United States at Incheon International Airport on Dec. 7, 2015, in pursuit of his first major league contract. (Yonhap)
    MLB Winter Meetings end with no deals for S. Korean free agents

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — The annual Major League Baseball (MLB) Winter Meetings wrapped up Thursday in Nashville, Tennessee, with a trio of South Korean free agents still without their first big league contracts. Lee Dae-ho, first baseman/designated hitter,...

    • Posted December 11, 2015
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  • Eric Thames of the NC Dinos watches his solo home run against the Lotte Giants in Changwon, South Korea, on July 1, 2015. (Yonhap file photo)
    KBO MVP Thames adds another league-first with Golden Glove

    By Brian Han Eric Thames continued his run at Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) history with his latest award — a Golden Glove as a first baseman. The former Major League Baseball (MLB) player not only found success...

    • Posted December 8, 2015
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  • Hwang Jae-gyun of the Lotte Giants practices for the South Korean national team during the Premier 12 tournament in Tokyo on Nov. 20, 2015. (Yonhap file photo)
    No MLB club bids for posted S. Korean 3B Hwang Jae-gyun

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — No Major League Baseball (MLB) club put in a bid for posted South Korean third baseman Hwang Jae-gyun, the top South Korean baseball league said Saturday. After the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) delivered the...

    • Posted December 7, 2015
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  • South Korea's Kim Hyun-soo holds the MVP award he received after beating the United States 8-0 in their final game at the Premier12 world baseball tournament at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)
    Free agent outfielder Kim Hyun-soo with offers from ‘multiple’ MLB clubs: source

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korean free agent outfielder Kim Hyun-soo has received offers from “multiple” Major League Baseball (MLB) clubs, an informed industry source told Yonhap News Agency on Friday. The source said that Kim has “concrete...

    • Posted December 4, 2015
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