The San Diego Padres have 30 days to work out a deal with left-handed pitcher Kwang-Hyun Kim after his current Korea Baseball Organization team accepted the San Diego’s $2-million bid for the right to negotiate.
“Now that I’ve been given a chance to try to reach the majors, which has been my lifelong dream, I’ll try to make the best of the situation and prove myself on the biggest stage,” Kim told Yonhap News agency. “I will go back to the drawing board and prepare the best I can.”
The 26-year-old posted a 3.28 ERA with a 1.83 strikeout-to-walk ratio over eight seasons in the KBO.
On a side note, the Padres are reportedly listening to offers on multiple pitchers in their rotation. They will be looking to trade one pitcher away if they bring in Kim.