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January 16th's Random KBO News

posted Jan 16, 2013, 10:28 AM by mykbonet   [ updated Jan 17, 2013, 12:17 AM ]
  • [Update 12:00am]  SK Wyverns have made the Jo-Jo Reyes signing official  SK
  • SK Wyverns have signed JoJo Reyes per @Ken_Rosenthal.  Reyes was in the Pirates organization in 2012.  OC Register
  • WBC: Overlooked Taiwan could prove barrier for Korea  Joongang
  • WBC: South Korean team pumped for World Baseball Classic  Hankyoreh
  • KT approved as owner of expansion baseball club  Yonhap
  • Addition of 10th team to bring changes to KBO  Yonhap
  • Telecoms firm KT gets green light for 10th Korean team  Yonhap

  • Under the Radar:  Fans familiar with Korean baseball know who Yoon Suk-min is and to some extent, Samsung closer Oh Seung-hwan.  One player they may not know much about is SK Wyverns third baseman, Choi Jeong.  (NOTE:  If Korea makes the final 4, the days spent practicing and playing for the WBC team will count as service time.  KBO players become free-agents after 9 years)  Choi currently has 7 years, 134 days of KBO service (145 days= 1 season).  If Korea advances to the final 4 of the WBC, Choi would gain enough days to have 8 years of KBO service and become a free-agent after the 2013 season (assuming he stays healthy).   Choi Jeong will be wearing #14 for Korea during the WBC.  Here's a Youtube playlist of Choi Jeong.




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