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Struggling baseball club releases American pitcher

Struggling South Korean baseball club Samsung Lions released their American starter Collin Balester on Tuesday.The 29-year-old became the first foreign player to be ousted from the Korea Baseball Organization in 2016, after going 0-3 with a 8.03 ERA in three starts in his first season here...

Updated : 2016.05.17 13:06

Angels' Choi Ji-man headed to minors after clearing waivers

Struggling South Korean infielder Choi Ji-man has accepted an assignment to the minors in the Los Angeles Angels system after clearing waivers, reports said Monday.The Angels designated Choi for assignment last Wednesday to make room on their 40-man roster for pitcher Jhoulys Chacin, acqui...

Updated : 2016.05.16 19:59

Injured Korean big leaguers enjoy solid rehab stints

Two injured South Korean major leaguers had solid rehab stints on Sunday in the United States as they eye a return to the big league lineup.Los Angeles Dodgers' left-hander Ryu Hyun-jin tossed two shutout innings in his first minor league rehab appearance. Ryu, who underwent a shoulder sur...

Updated : 2016.05.16 11:16

Pirates' Kang Jung-ho hits 4th homer of season

Kang Jung-ho of the Pittsburgh Pirates belted his fourth home run of the season in a road win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday (local time).Batting sixth and playing third base, Kang launched a solo shot off Hector Rondon to left center with one out in the top of the ninth at Wrigley Field....

Updated : 2016.05.16 11:12

Cardinals' Oh Seung-hwan tosses 1 1/3 shutout innings vs. Dodgers

Oh Seung-hwan of the St. Louis Cardinals tossed 1 1/3 shutout innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday (local time), further reinforcing his status as a reliable relief pitcher. Oh took the mound as the team's third pitcher in the top seventh at Dodger Stadium, with the Cardinal...

Updated : 2016.05.15 15:48

Twins' Park Byung-ho blasts two home runs

Park Byung-ho of the Minnesota Twins blasted two home runs against the Cleveland Indians on the road Friday (local time).The South Korean slugger ended a four-game hitless drought for his first two-homer game in the majors. He leads the Twins and all American League rookies with nine long ...

Updated : 2016.05.14 11:01

Back from injuries, Pirates' Kang Jung-ho hits ground running

The Pittsburgh Pirates' infielder Kang Jung-ho might have missed more than seven months of action with severe leg injuries, but you wouldn't know it by the way he's been swinging the bat only five games into his 2016 season.The South Korean third baseman belted his third home run of the se...

Updated : 2016.05.12 16:06

Pirates' Kang Jung-ho belts third homer of season

Kang Jung-ho of the Pittsburgh Pirates belted his third home run of the season against the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday (local time), in just his fifth game back from serious leg injuries sustained last year.Batting sixth and playing third base, Kang hit a solo shot off right-hander Alfred...

Updated : 2016.05.12 13:56

Batting cleanup is 'dream come true' for emerging slugger

After five years in the baseball netherworld, Kim Jae-hwan of the Doosan Bears is finally enjoying a breakout season.The 27-year-old is batting cleanup for the best team in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO), and leads the team with 10 home runs and 27 RBIs in just 67 at-bats across 22 ...

Updated : 2016.05.12 13:52

Veteran southpaw bothered by overuse controversy

For the second straight Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) season, the Hanwha Eagles' left-hander Kwon Hyuk finds himself on the fine line between dedication and overuse.A year after leading all KBO relievers with a career-high 112 innings, the 14-year pro is at it again. He leads all relie...

Updated : 2016.05.12 11:58

Struggling Korean infielder designated for assignment by Angels

Struggling South Korean infielder Choi Ji-man was designated for assignment by the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday (local time).The Angels said they moved him off their 40-man roster to make room for pitcher Jhoulys Chacin, recently acquired in a trade with the Atlanta Braves.Choi, 24, joi...

Updated : 2016.05.12 10:36

Two best KBO clubs going in opposite directions in May

With the first week of May in the books in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO), the top two clubs in the standings are moving in opposite directions.The Doosan Bears, the defending champs, are in first place at 19-10-1 (wins-losses-ties), but they're in the midst of a four-game losing st...

Updated : 2016.05.09 13:17

Kang Jung-ho homers twice in season debut for Pirates

Kang Jung-ho of the Pittsburgh Pirates homered twice in his season debut Friday (local time), punctuating a return from devastating knee injuries he suffered last fall.Kang blasted a two-run shot to r...

Updated : 2016.05.07 15:44

Twins' Park Byung-ho hits first big league triple

Park Byung-ho of the Minnesota Twins hit the first triple of his major league career Monday against the Houston Astros.Park touched the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel for a two-run triple in the top of the fifth, making it 5-1 Twins at Minute Maid Park in Hou...

Updated : 2016.05.03 16:42

Twins' Park Byung-ho records first hit with men in scoring position

Park Byung-ho of the Minnesota Twins got his first hit with a runner in scoring position Sunday at home against the Detroit Tigers.Park went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a walk, as the Twins lost 6-5 at Target Field.Park drove in his one run of the game with two outs and men at first and second...

Updated : 2016.05.02 11:46