Infielder Danny Worth signs on with SK Wyverns
The SK Wyverns of the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) signed American infielder Danny Worth on Wednesday.
Worth, a 31-year-old utility player who played for the Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros of the Major League, inked a $700,000 deal with the Wyverns.
The Wyverns said that they have highly valued Worth’s contact ability and on-base percentage. He’s primarily played a shortstop in his career, although he is able to cover second and third bases.
Worth played in 2015 for the Arizona Diamondback’s minor league affiliate and went .341/.394/.469, before signing a minor deal with the Houston Astros.
He recorded .330/.431/.525 for Triple-A’s Fresno Grizzlies last year.
Korea wins one gold and two bronze in Canada
Korea clinched one gold and two bronze medals in a recent international sliding event.
During the 2016-2017 International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation North American Cup on Tuesday in Calgary, Canada, Mun Ra-young clocked 1 minute and 58.12 seconds in the women’s skeleton event to earn gold.
Madison Charney of Canada came in second after clocking 1:58.26 while Mun’s compatriot Jeong Sophia captured bronze with a time of 1:58.37. Other than Mun and Jeong, Lee Jeong-hyeok finished the race eighth after clocking 2:01.11.
In the men’s four-man bobsleigh event, the Korean team, consisting of Won Yun-jong, Kim Jin-su, Ji Hoon and Oh Jea-han finished its race at 1:50.17 to finish third and tally bronze. Canada’s Nick Poloniato, Keenan Macdougall, Daniel Sunderland and Derek Plug together timed 1:50.07 to take home gold, while the American team went away with silver.
Kim Jun-hyeon, a 24-year-old skeleton racer, added a bronze for Korea as well during the competition after clocking 1:55.22.
He came in third after Spain’s Ander Mirambell and Australia’s John Farrow. Yoon Sung-bin, a skeleton racer who participated in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and finishing last season second in the world, sat this competition out.
Before Tuesday, Kim Dong-hyun and Jun Jung-lin duo nabbed gold in the same competition in the bobsleigh event on Saturday.
By Choi Hyung-jo
Messi keeps cards to his chest on Barcelona decision
BARCELONA, Spain - Everybody is talking about Lionel Messi’s possible departure from Barcelona when his contract expires in 2018.
Everybody but him.
Messi is neither confirming nor denying a report in sports newspaper Marca that the player has told Barcelona that he does not intend to renew his contract.
The player’s representatives said Monday that Messi would not be making any comments related to the story.