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Mariners' Lee Dae-ho remains 'confident' ahead of preseason competition

He might not have signed the major league deal that he'd earlier envisioned, but South Korean slugger Lee Dae-ho, who recently joined the Seattle Mariners on a minor league contract, said Friday he's seeing the glass half full.The first baseman/designated hitter will have to battle for a b...

Updated : 2016.02.05 11:45

Lee Dae-ho faces uphill battle for regular gig

With a minor league deal with the Seattle Mariners in the bag, here comes the hard part for the South Korean star Lee Dae-ho: landing a regular gig in the big league lineup.Lee has joined the Mariners on a one-year minor league contract, reportedly worth up to $4 million with incentives. T...

Updated : 2016.02.04 11:18

Korean slugger Lee Dae-ho signs minor league deal with Seattle Mariners

After mashing dingers into the seats across South Korea and Japan for over a decade, slugger Lee Dae-ho will now try to win a major league job in the United States.The Seattle Mariners announced Wednesday (local time) they've signed the 33-year-old first baseman/designated hitter to a one-...

Updated : 2016.02.04 10:15

Ex-big league pitcher Seo Jae-weong retires with Korean club

Former major league pitcher Seo Jae-weong announced his retirement Thursday with his South Korean hometown club.The Kia Tigers in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) said Seo, 38, informed the club Thursday that he has thrown his last pitch. Through the club, the right-hander said he wan...

Updated : 2016.01.28 16:33

Free agent Lee Dae-ho pushes back scheduled trip home to continue

South Korean free agent slugger has postponed his scheduled trip home from his Arizona training base to continue contract talks with a major league club, his agency said Thursday.Lee had been set to return to South Korea on Friday, but an official with Montis Sports Management Group said L...

Updated : 2016.01.28 13:10

With no MLB deal yet, free agent Lee Dae-ho set to return home

South Korean free agent slugger Lee Dae-ho is scheduled to return home this week from his U.S. training camp, sources said Monday, with hopes of having a big league contract with him by then.The 33-year-old first baseman/designated hitter has been working out with his former Korea Baseball...

Updated : 2016.01.25 16:14

Doosan Bears sign ex-big leaguer Nick Evans

The reigning South Korean baseball champion Doosan Bears said Monday they've signed a former major leaguer Nick Evans to a one-year deal worth $550,000.The 29-year-old will join the 2015 Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) champion at their training camp in Australia on Thursday.With the acq...

Updated : 2016.01.25 13:20

Hanwha Eagles sign ex-big league catcher-1B Rosario

The Hanwha Eagles on Friday announced their signing of former major league catcher Wilin Rosario.The Korea Baseball Organization club inked the 26-year-old from the Dominican Republic to a one-year deal worthUS$1.3 million, which included a signing bonus of $300,000.Rosario has also played...

Updated : 2016.01.22 18:16

Doosan Bears bring back right-hander Nippert for 6th season

Reigning South Korean baseball champions Doosan Bears are bringing back American right-hander Dustin Nippert for his sixth season.The Korea Baseball Organization club announced Nippert, 34, will return for $1.2 million, $300,000 less than what he made in 2015.In 2015, Nippert suffered thro...

Updated : 2016.01.06 16:33

Free agent pitcher Oh Seung-hwan to travel to U.S. for MLB talks

South Korean free agent pitcher Oh Seung-hwan will soon travel to the United States for talks with interested big league clubs, a source close to the player said Monday."Multiple Major League Baseball clubs have taken interest in his service," the source said. "And Oh will travel to the Un...

Updated : 2016.01.04 17:19

Korea pounds U.S. 8-0 for Premier 12 championship

South Korea became the inaugural champion of the Premier 12 baseball tournament in Tokyo on Saturday.With its offense clicking from the start, South Korea pounded the United States 8-0 in the final at...

Updated : 2015.11.21 23:46

Korea beats Japan in Tokyo baseball

South Korea's national baseball team advanced to the final of the 2015 WBSC Premier12 tournament by beating the Japanese counterpart 4-3 in Tokyo, Thursday.The gold medalist during the 2008 Beijing ...

Updated : 2015.11.19 23:23

Three KBO clubs sign new foreign players

Three South Korean baseball clubs announced signings of new foreign players Monday.The Doosan Bears, the reigning Korea Baseball Organization champion, acquired right-hander Michael Bowden on a one-year deal worth $650,000.A first-round pick for the Boston Red Sox in 2005, Bowden made 103 ...

Updated : 2015.11.16 14:29

Dodgers' Ryu well on way to recovery from shoulder operation: agency

South Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin of the Los Angeles Dodgers is well on his way to recovery from a shoulder operation, his domestic management company said Thursday.A-Spec Corp. said in a press release that Ryu, who underwent season-ending surgery on his left shoulder in May, began followi...

Updated : 2015.11.12 14:50

Japan Series MVP Lee Dae-ho declares intent to play in MLB

South Korean baseball slugger Lee Dae-ho on Tuesday declared his intent to play in Major League Baseball, saying it's always been his dream to become a big league player.  At a press conference in Seoul, the reigning Japan Series MVP for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks said he will exercise h...

Updated : 2015.11.03 13:37