Report: Padres reach agreement with shortstop Ha-Seong Kim

South Korea's Ha-Seong Kim rounds bases after hitting a two-run home run off Japan starting pitcher Shun Yamaguchi in 2019. (Toru Takahashi / AP)

The San Diego Padres have reached an agreement with shortstop Ha-Seong Kim, according to The Athletic's Dennis Lin.

Kim posted a .921 OPS with 30 home runs for the Kiwoom Heroes of the Korea Baseball Organization this past season. In seven years as a pro, he owns a .294/.373/.493 slash line and has hit 133 home runs (roughly 24 homers per 162 games).

The Blue Jays were reportedly among the teams pursuing Kim, tendering the 25-year-old a multi-year offer for "five years or more."

Teams had until Jan. 1 to sign a deal with Kim before his posting expired, at which time he would have either signed with an MLB team or returned to the KBO.

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