June 22, 2021

Jae-Hwan Kim To Return To KBO For 2020 Season (MLB Trade Rumors)

Korean outfielder Jae-Hwan Kim’s posting deadline has come and gone without a contract with a Major League club, according to Jeeho Yoo of Yonhap News (Twitter link).  As such, Kim will return to the KBO League’s Doosan Bears for the 2020 season, and he isn’t eligible to be posted again until November.

After being officially posted on December 6, Kim had until 6pm CT today to work out a deal with an MLB team.  Kim’s agency tells Yoo that four Major League clubs had discussions about the outfielder’s services, though the Marlins were the only team publicly known to have interest in Kim, and even that interest may have waned after Corey Dickerson was signed.  It’s possible that clubs weren’t comfortable signing a player they knew relatively little about, as Yoo wrote in another piece earlier this week that “Kim came out of blue to enter the open market via posting, which left surprised major league scouts without detailed reports on the player that they could send to their…

Read “Jae-Hwan Kim To Return To KBO For 2020 Season” at MLB Trade Rumors