A little over a week ago, the Texas Rangers, along with otehr clubs, watched Korean star pitcher Suk-Min Yoon throw a bullpen in Surprise, Ariz., as the Rangers were in the process of trying to add some pitching depth to help account for the loss of Derek Holland for at least half the season.
When the Rangers signed Tommy Hanson earlier this week, it seemed to put the Rangers out of the running for Yoon, who signed with the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday.
Yoon's deal was reported by The Baltimore Sun to be a three-year deal for $5.75 million, which seems to be a pretty nice deal for the Orioles should Yoon be much of anything at the big-league level.
Don't get it twisted, Yoon is no Masahiro Tanaka, and he's definitely no Yu Darvish. But at less than $2 million per year, he could be a great addition to a young Orioles staff, and could've been a nice guy to have on board in Texas. Oh well.