Report: Twins sign Byung-Ho Park to four-year deal

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Minnesota Twins reach deal with Byung-ho Park
Tuesday December 1st, 2015

The Minnesota Twins have reached a deal with Korean first baseman Byung-Ho Park worth $12 million over four years, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

The deal was first reported by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

Earlier this month, the Twins won the rights to negotiate with Park by submitting a bid worth $12.85 million.

A farewell to Byung-ho Park’s bat flips

Park, 29, has played nine seasons of professional baseball in the Korean Baseball Organization. Over his past four seasons with the Heroes, he hit .314 with 145 home runs. Park finished last season with a .343 batting average, 53 home runs and 146 RBIs in 140 games. He is a two-time MVP award winner in South Korea.

Park could become the team's designated hitter, a spot in the lineup that is currently occupied by Rookie of the Year finalist Miguel Sano. Sano is spending time in the Dominican Winter League to work on playing the outfield. Joe Mauer is the team's starting first baseman.

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