Yoon hammered for 9 runs in debutYoon Suk-min of the Norfolk Tides, the Triple-A team of the Baltimore Orioles, allowed nine runs on 11 hits, including a two-run home run, in two and a third innings against the Gwinnett Braves on Tuesday local time in his American minor league debut.
The Tides lost, 10-5, and the 27-year-old Korean started the season with an ugly ERA of 34.71.
Yoon retired the first two hitters in the top of the first but allowed the home run to Braves’ cleanup hitter Ernesto Mejia after Joey Terdoslavich singled.
He went on to allow three more runs in top of the second inning and four in the third.
Yoon later told Korean media outlets that he had trouble maintaining his physical preparedness because his start was delayed for two days due to rain.
He threw 57 pitches, mostly four-seam fastballs, but they weren’t nearly effective enough, and he surrendered four extra-base hits in addition to the home run.
Yoon signed a three-year, $5.57 million deal with the Orioles in February but joined the team’s spring camp late due to a visa issue.
He was sent down to the minors after having a record of one win with an ERA of 3.00 in two preseason games.
By Kwon Sang-soo
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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