Eagles, Tigers report season’s fourth trade

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Eagles, Tigers report season’s fourth trade

The Hanwha Eagles announced on Wednesday that they inked four-for-three trade deal with the Kia Tigers.

The Eagles will give pitchers Yoo Chang-sik, Kim Kwang-soo and outfielders No Soo-kwang, Oh Joon-hyuk, receiving pitchers Lim Jun-seob, Park Sung-ho and outfielder Lee Jong-hwan.

This is the fourth trade in the the Korea Baseball Organization League this season. It is also the Eagles’ second trade in the season after they swapped with the Nexen Heroes last month.

Eagles manager Kim Sung-keun said that he had been requesting the trade since last month in order to boost his bullpen. The 72-year-old manager said that Lim can play as a relief pitcher, taking care of two or three innings in the middle of the game, and lefty hitter Lee can be used as a pinch hitter.

The Tigers will get 22-year-old pitcher Yoo, who was the first round pick in 2011. He went 16-27 with 5.50 ERA in 107 games with the Eagles.

BY JOO KYUNG-DON [joo.kyungdon@joongang.co.kr]

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