With Derek Holland's injury and Matt Harrison's uncertainty coming back from two back surgeries, the Texas Rangers are publicly on the lookout for another starting pitcher to help shore up their rotation, at least until midseason when Holland can hopefully return.
The Rangers are reportedly out on big-name pitchers with high price tags, but they are looking internationally out Korean star Suk-Min Yoon, who is set to come to America this year as a Scott Boras client.
Yoon is 27, and is coming off an injury-plagued year in Korea, but he has plenty of skins on the wall in the KBO, and he reportedly threw a bullpen session on Tuesday for the Rangers in Surprise, Ariz.
He won two ERA titles in KBO in 2008 and 2011, and also led the league in wins and strikeouts in 2011. He was a three-time KBO all-star and was named the league MVP when he won the aforementioned "pitching Triple Crown."
Now, his suitor list is apparently down to six teams according to Jon Morosi, with the Rangers being one of them. Obviously, Yoon is no Masahiro Tanaka, and he's definitely not the next Yu Darvish, but he could easily be a guy that could hold down a rotation spot in the bigs.