Aaron Gleeman

Bids for Korean outfielder Ah-seop Son due Friday

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Korean outfielder Ah-seop Son has officially been “posted” by his Korean Baseball Organization team and the bidding for his exclusive negotiating rights will close Friday.

Son isn’t the same level of player as multiple-time KBO MVP slugger Byung-ho Park, for whom the Twins won the bidding for $12.85 million two weeks ago, but he’s expected to generate plenty of interest from MLB teams.

Son, who’ll turn 28 years old in March, is a left-handed-hitting corner outfielder who batted .317 with 13 homers, 11 steals, and an .878 OPS this year and has very similar career marks.

Once the bids are received his KBO team will choose to accept or decline the highest offer. If they accept, the winning MLB team has a 30-day window in which to negotiate a separate contract with Son.