The Toronto Blue Jays are among the teams that have reportedly made a bid for South Korean right-hander Suk-min Yoon, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.
The Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles and Arizona Diamondbacks are among the other teams that have expressed interest in the 27-year-old free agent, Cafardo is reporting.
Yoon has spent nine seasons with the Kia Tigers of the Korea Baseball Organization. Last season he posted a 4.00 ERA with 76 strikeouts and 28 walks in 30 appearances. He reportedly dealt with a shoulder problem during that season but not much was released publicly by team officials.
Yoon is a client of agent Scott Boras and is reportedly looking for a two-year deal. As he is an international free agent, teams won’t have to give up a draft pick in order to acquire him. Potential suitors will not have to levy a posting fee for Yoon, either.
Boras has described his client as “a 91 to 92 [mph] guy. He’s a good pitcher … not an overpowering arm.”
The lack of off-season maneuvers has frustrated Blue Jays fans after so much excitement last off-season. General manager Alex Anthopoulos has preached patience throughout, yet only seven days remain before pitchers and catchers report to Dunedin.