Reports: Orioles, Rangers leading contenders for Suk-min Yoon
The Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers are the leading contenders among four or five teams interested in Korean pitcher Suk-min Yoon, according to the Korea JoongAng Daily.
The 27-year-old right-hander, considered the Korean league's best pitcher, threw in a tryout for the Orioles and Giants on Saturday in California. Yoon reportedly was out to show MLB teams he is healthy amidst questions of his durability.
In nine seasons in Korea, Yoon has pitched 11 complete games and six shutouts in 1,129 innings, with an ERA of 3.19. He injured his Achilles' tendon and right shoulder in 2009 following his second season as a starter.
His career best -- 17-5 record with a 2.45 ERA and 178 strikeouts in 2011 -- earned him the league's Most Valuable Player award.
Source: #Rangers are interested in FA Suk-Min Yoon. Interest intensified once the injury to Holland happened. — Andrew Rickli (@AndrewRickli) February 3, 2014