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Baseball club on verge of releasing ex-big league pitcher

Korean baseball club Hanwha Eagles said Friday they've asked the league office to place former big leaguer pitcher Esmil Rogers on waivers in the aftermath of a fiasco surrounding his injury status.On...

Updated : 2016.06.24 13:14

Dodgers' Ryu Hyun-jin roughed up in minor league rehab start

Ryu Hyun-jin of the Los Angeles Dodgers got roughed up in his latest minor league rehab start.Pitching for Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers against the Round Rock Express, the left-hander was touched fo...

Updated : 2016.06.24 13:08

Twins' Park Byung-ho falls to Mendoza Line after hitless day

Park Byung-ho of the Minnesota Twins fell to the dreaded Mendoza Line, after his second straight hitless day at the plate.Park went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts against the Philadelphia Phillies in Min...

Updated : 2016.06.24 10:05

Pirates' Kang Jung-ho, Rangers' Choo Shin-soo go yard

Kang Jung-ho of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Choo Shin-soo of the Texas Rangers both homered in the majors, while other South Koreans also picked up base hits. Kang hit his 10th home run of 2016 off Sa...

Updated : 2016.06.23 13:37

Mariners' Lee Dae-ho knocks in 3 to end mini slump

Lee Dae-ho of the Seattle Mariners broke out of his mini slump with a big day at the plate.The South Korean slugger went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and a run scored, as the Mariners beat the Tampa Bay Ra...

Updated : 2016.06.17 10:02

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