The Padres bid for Korean pitcher Kwang-Hyun Kim was accepted


Korean team SK Wyverns posted pitcher Kwang-Hyun Kim and the Padres bid $2 million for the rights to negotiate with him. Multiple reports have come in saying that the club has accepted the bid, and now the Padres have 30 days to sign him.

The 26-year-old posted a 3.33 ERA and 139/81 K/BB ratio over 167 and two-thirds innings in the KBO in 2014. Ken Rosenthal says that the Padres are viewing him as a middle reliever, though some think he could be a back-end starter in the U.S.