Former Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim — whose two seasons in the major leagues had ups and downs — will return to his native South Korea to play in the KBO League.
According to a report from South Sports, Kim signed a contract with the LG Twins. He will be introduced in a news conference Thursday in Seoul. Kim received a four-year deal worth about $10.6 million, according to Yonhap News.
Almost exactly two years ago, Kim signed a two-year, $7 million with the Orioles, projecting to be the everyday left fielder.
But Kim’s major league career had obstacles from the beginning. He struggled mightily in spring training and the Orioles attempted to send him to the minor leagues to open the season. He had a clause in his deal that allowed him to refuse an option to the minors, which he used to make the Opening Day roster.
Report: Former Orioles outfielder Kim returns to play in South Korea
Baltimore Sun | Dec 19