Rumors: Dodgers Have Expressed Interest In Free Agent Pitcher Suk-Min Yoon

Updated: February 6, 2014

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For the past week we have heard the Los Angeles Dodgers linked to free agent starter Bronson Arroyo. Now it appears the organization may be targeting another free agent starter.

According to J.P Hoornstra of the LA Daily News, the Dodgers are among several major league teams that have expressed interest in Korean right hander Suk-Min Yoon.

While multiple teams have reached out to Yoon and his agent Scott Boras it is believed that the Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers are the front runners to sign him.

It is unknown what the Dodgers level of interest is in him or how competitive their offer is.

Yoon is a three-time KBO All Star and 2011 MVP who starred in the 2009 World Baseball Classic for Korea. He announced his intention to pursue a major-league contract after going 3-6 with a 4.00 earned-run average for the Kia Tigers in 2013.

This past season Yoon missed the beginning of the year with a shoulder injury that caused him to split the season between being a starter and a reliever.

While there remains concerns with his shoulder and whether he is a starter or reliever, Yoon indicated he prefers to start in the majors.

He is the consensus best pitcher in Korea, after Hyun-Jin Ryu signed with the Dodgers in December 2012 and posted a strong rookie season.

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