Kim Jae-hwanAfter slugging his way around Korean baseball for years, MVP-winning outfielder Kim Jae-hwan now wants to see how he stacks up against big league pitching.The Doosan Bears announced Thursday they have asked the KBO to post Kim for MLB teams, making the 31-year-old slugger available for any interested clubs.Once the administrative work is done, Kim, the 2018 regular season MVP, will be the second KBO player to be posted this offseason, joining SK Wyverns’ left-hander Kim Kwang-hyun.The deadline to post a player fell on Thursday, giving Kim’s camp one day to prepare the player’s medical documents and other paperwork.The Bears said Kim had told the team about his desire to play in the MLB after the conclusion of the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Premier12 tournament in November. The Bears said they met with Kim’s agent a few times before deciding to grant the player’s wish.Under the posting system, any interested MLB team will be able to negotiate with Kim during a 30-day negotiating period, which will begin at 8 a.m. on Thursday in U.S. Eastern Time (ET), after the MLB officially notifies its 30 clubs of Kim’s availability. The window will close at 5 p.m. ET on the… Read full this story
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