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Winning bid on Kang Jung-ho comes in at $5 million, Nexen accepts

December 20, 2014
Kang Jung-ho (Yonhap)

Kang Jung-ho (Yonhap)

The South Korean baseball club Nexen Heroes on Saturday said they have accepted a US $5 million bid by a Major League Baseball (MLB) club for their posted shortstop Kang Jung-ho, clearing the path for the 27-year-old infielder to play in the big leagues next season.

The Heroes made the decision just hours after the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) informed them of the result of the MLB-wide silent auction for the slugging shortstop. The Heroes said the exact amount of the winning bid was $5,002,015.

The winning team has not been identified, but according to several reports, it isn’t the New York Mets. The Mets are in negotiation to acquire Troy Tulowitzki from the Colorado Rockies and did not even make a bid.

Kang is rumored to be seeking a deal in excess of $20 million over four years.

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