Pitcher Kim Sun-woo signs deal with LG Twins

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Pitcher Kim Sun-woo signs deal with LG Twins

Veteran right-hander Kim Sun-woo, 35, who was released by the Doosan Bears last week, has joined his former team’s biggest rival the LG Twins. The Twins announced yesterday that Kim has signed a one-year, 150 million won ($141,000) deal with the team. Kim’s salary for last year was 500 million won. “Many teams were interested in signing with me,” Kim said. “But I decided to stay in Seoul after discussing the problem with my family. I truly thank the Twins for giving me a chance to continue my career and try to cooperate with the team’s skipper Kim Ki-tae.”

Before he joined the Korea Baseball Organization, Kim also played for several Major League Baseball teams, including the Colorado Rockies and Cincinnati Reds. He joined the Bears in 2008 and had a 4.27 ERA with 57 wins and 45 losses in the last six seasons. Due to injuries, he only had five wins this year and six wins last year. His best year in the KBO was 2011, when he had 16 wins. “Having a veteran like Kim is a huge plus for us,” said Baek Soon-gil, the general manager of the Twins. “I hope Kim will lead many of our young prospects on the field.”

By Kwon Sang-soo
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