The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed South Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin.
It is reported that the contract is a six-year deal worth $36 million.
“We are excited to welcome Hyun-Jin Ryu to Los Angeles and the United States, continuing the tradition of Korean pitchers with the Dodger organization,” said Colletti. “The Dodgers continue to show the commitment to signing players from Asia and other international areas where baseball is played at the highest levels. We are looking forward to watching Ryu pitch for the franchise,” Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said in a statement.
The team and Ryu had until 2 p.m. PST on Sunday to reach an agreement or else the left-hander would have returned home and the Dodgers would have been refunded the $25.7 million fee they paid for exclusive rights to negotiate with him.
Ryu is expected to join a loaded rotation next season. The Dodgers also are trying to sign free-agent right-hander Zack Greinke.
Ryu’s agent, Scott Boras, said last month he was confident a deal could be struck with the Dodgers.
–With files from The Associated Press