The Koreans are really serious about keeping the Orioles out

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Remember how the Orioles got themselves banned from scouting in Korea thanks to violating rules of the Korea Baseball Association?  Well, the Koreans are really serious about it.

This pic comes from Korean baseball columnist Daniel Kim, who took it today at Guyee Stadium in Korea:

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But hey, totally worth it to sign a mediocre soft-tosser who’s contract was subsequently voided.

Twins will not pick up Glen Perkin’s 2018 option

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The Twins have informed reliever Glen Perkins they will not pick up his 2018 club option worth $6.5 million, MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger reports. Instead, he will be paid $700,000 per his buyout clause.

Perkins, 34, has pitched a total of 7 2/3 innings over the last two seasons due to shoulder and biceps injuries. Bollinger adds that the two could come to terms on a minor league deal, but if they can’t reach an agreement, the lefty is likely to retire.

From 2011-15, Perkins emerged as one of the better relievers in baseball, making three All-Star teams. He compiled an aggregate 2.84 ERA with 340 strikeouts and 73 walks across 313 1/3 innings.