Just in case you missed the great news last night, mlbtraderumors.com and Dan Kurtz of MyKBO.com reported that the SK Wyverns, the team that left-handed pitcher Kwang-Hyun Kim currently resides with, has accepted the San Diego Padres’ $2 million dollar posting bid and the team can now begin negotiations to bring the hurler to America.
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San Diego and GM A.J. Preller now has 30 days to negotiate a contract that works for both the team and Kim, or he will return to pitch in the KBO in 2015. It has been speculated that Kim could pitch out of the Padres’ bullpen in 2015 until he adjusts to the big league game, not to mention the depth the Padres already have in the starting rotation. That doesn’t even include the idea of possibly bringing Josh Johnson back into the fold.
Keep following Friars On Base, as we will provide the latest updates on the status of the contract negotiations, along with all the other off-season and Hot Stove happenings with the Padres.