Twins 1b/DH Byung Ho Park has agreed to a one-year, $1.4 million contract to return to the Nexen Heroes of the Korean Baseball Organization.
Park was still owed $6.5 million by the Twins, but he’ll leave that on the table. Whether that works out for him financially is an open question, but it’s pretty clear at this point that the Twins don’t have major league plans for him.
The 31-year-old hit .191/.275/.409 with 12 homers and 24 RBI in 244 plate appearances with the Twins in 2016 and spent the entire 2017 season at Triple-A Rochester where he hit .253/.308/.415 with 14 homers, 60 RBI and posted a terrible K/BB ratio in 111 games.
He was worth a shot by the Twins and he was pretty brave in taking the shot himself, but it just didn’t work out for him in the U.S.