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Nexen Heroes accept US$5 mln posting bid for shortstop Kang Jung-ho

The South Korean baseball club Nexen Heroes on Saturday said they have accepted a US$5 million bid by a Major League Baseball (MLB) club for their posted shortstop Kang Jung-ho, clearing the path for the slugger to play in the big leagues next season.The Heroes made the decision just hours...

Updated : 2014.12.20 14:56

New kind of game

If one ripple from the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations means baseball prospects get off the island and into the major leagues without payoffs to smugglers and threats from kidnappers, it’s hard to see th...

Updated : 2014.12.19 20:48

Kim Kwang-hyun fails to reach deal with San Diego Padres

South Korean pitcher Kim Kwang-hyun has failed to reach an agreement with the San Diego Padres, Kim’s current domestic club announced Friday.The SK Wyverns in the Korea Baseball Organization said the...

Updated : 2014.12.12 20:18

Hanwha Eagles sign ex-big league outfielder Nyjer Morgan

South Korean baseball club Hanwha Eagles announced Friday they have signed former Major League Baseball (MLB) outfielder Nyjer Morgan.The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) club inked the 34-year-old player for US$550,000 for 2015, along with a signing bonus of $150,000.Morgan has 598 big l...

Updated : 2014.12.12 15:24

Nexen ace Andy Van Hekken surprised by landslide Golden Glove win

Andy Van Hekken, the left-handed starter for the Nexen Heroes, on Tuesday grabbed his first Golden Glove Award in the Korea Baseball Organization in a landslide.Van Hekken, the league's only 20-game winner who finished second with 178 strikeouts and third with a 3.51 ERA, was a well-deserv...

Updated : 2014.12.09 20:17

Nexen produces four Gold Glovers in baseball while veteran breaks record

The Nexen Heroes on Tuesday produced four winners of the Golden Glove Awards, presented to the best overall players at each position in the top South Korean baseball league, while Samsung Lions' slugger Lee Seung-yuop bagged his record-setting ninth Golden Glove.Nexen second baseman Seo Ge...

Updated : 2014.12.09 20:16

MLB dream on hold

With his dream of pitching in Major League Baseball recently foiled, South Korean pitcher Yang Hyeon-jong will stay home at least for another season, his domestic club announced over the weekend.The K...

Updated : 2014.12.08 20:52

Sandoval, Ramirez give Red Sox new hope

BOSTON (AP) ― Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez spent the last two seasons as NL West rivals. Now they’re teammates in Boston, the result of a $183 million spending spree the Red Sox are hoping will...

Updated : 2014.11.26 20:26

S. Korean left-hander Yang Hyeon-jong to be posted for MLB teams

South Korean left-hander Yang Hyeon-jong will soon be posted for interested Major League Baseball (MLB) clubs, his current Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) team announced Monday.The Kia Tigers said they will make the 26-year-old pitcher available in an MLB-wide silent auction this week. T...

Updated : 2014.11.17 10:46

Clayton Kershaw, Mike Trout win MVP awards

NEW YORK (AP) ― Clayton Kershaw became the first pitcher to win the National League Most Valuable Player award in nearly a half-century, coasting to an easy victory Thursday. Mike Trout was a unanimous pick for the American League honor after finishing second the previous two years. The 2...

Updated : 2014.11.14 20:40

New president, manager of troubled baseball club vow fresh start

New appointees of the Lotte Giants, the troubled South Korean baseball club, vowed Thursday to get the team off to a fresh start, apologizing for a series of unsavory incidents centered on the previous regime and players.Lee Chang-won has been named the new president of the Busan-based Kor...

Updated : 2014.11.13 13:52

Clayton Kershaw, Corey Kluber win Cy Young Awards

Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was a unanimous choice for his third National League Cy Young pitching award, and Cleveland's Corey Kluber edged Seattle's Felix Hernandez to win the American League honor for the first time. Kershaw led the majors in victories and ERA and threw a n...

Updated : 2014.11.13 10:15

Samsung pounds Nexen for fourth straight Korean baseball championship

The Samsung Lions are the champions of South Korean baseball for the fourth straight year.The Lions pounded the Nexen Heroes 11-1 on Tuesday to capture the Korean Series in six games at Jamsil Stadium...

Updated : 2014.11.11 22:47

Behind home runs, pitching, Nexen evens Korean Series

Lifted by four home runs and impressive starting pitching, the Nexen Heroes defeated the Samsung Lions 9-3 Saturday to even the South Korean baseball championship series.Starter Andy Van Hekken flirte...

Updated : 2014.11.09 20:38

Nexen beats up on Samsung to even Korean Series

Lifted by four home runs and impressive starting pitching, the Nexen Heroes defeated the Samsung Lions 9-3 Saturday to even the South Korean baseball championship series.Starter Andy Van Hekken flirted with a perfect game and outfielder Yoo Han-joon backed him up with two homers, as the He...

Updated : 2014.11.08 20:40