Os agree to sign Yoon
The Orioles have agreed to 3 year, 5.75 million contract with South Korean pitcher Suk-min Yoon pending a physical according to a Major League source.
The news comes a day after Yoon tweeted a picture of himself in an Orioles cap and is the first big move by Baltimore this winter.
The Orioles offseason has been inactive and caused a ton of bad publicity, particularly with a pair of physicals –in Grant Balfour and Tyler Colvin– voiding previous agreements and the organization will make sure everything is squared up with Yoon is reached before it becomes public.
Baltimore has yet to add a veteran starter that they badly needed and while Yoon would help with depth he’s certainly not the kind of big league grizzled innings-eater that fits the bill. Pitching in relief due to an injury last season, Yoon could be a starter or reliever for the O’s and went 3-6 with a 4.00 ERA and seven saves last season. His best pro season in South Korea was in 2011, when he went 17-5 with a 2.45 ERA.
MLB network’s Jon Heyman was the first to report the Yoon signing.