The Minnesota Twins have won the Major League Baseball bid for posted South Korean slugger Park Byung-ho.
The announcement came as a surprise as the team doesn’t appear to have a pressing need at his natural position, first base.
The Twins announced today they had submitted the $12.85 million US dollar bid for the exclusive right to negotiate with Park for 30 days.
It wasn’t so much the question of how much they were willing to spend as why, since the Twins have former MVP-winning catcher Joe Mauer firmly entrenched at first base.
Park, a two-time MVP for the Nexen Heroes in the KBO, has played occasional third base, but not enough to warrant a big league shift with the Twins, whose incumbent third baseman, Trevor Plouffe, led the club with 86 RBIs in 2015.
Source: Busan eFM News
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