Great news San Diego Padres’ fans! Per mlbtraderumors.com and Dan Kurtz of MyKBO.com, the SK Wyverns, the team that left-handed pitcher Kwang-Hyun Kim plays for, has accepted the Padres’ $2 million dollar posting bid to bring the 26-year-old to the United States.
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As a result, the Padres now have 30 days to negotiate a contract with Kim, or he will return to pitch in the KBO in 2015. Melvin Rowan is representing Kim, and he has been a well-respected and known agent for big league players for years. Friars On Base reported earlier today, that the team could use Kim out of the bullpen in 2015, while he learns to pitch to big league hitters and lower his walk rate. Stay tuned to Friars On Base for all the latest news surrounding the contract negotiations, and all off-season news and notes for the San Diego Padres.