Korean team rejects winning MLB bid for Hyeon-jong Yang

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Reports have varied on whether the Twins or the Rangers submitted the highest bid for Korean left-hander Hyeon-jong Yang, but now it doesn’t matter.

Yang’s team, the Kia Tigers, have rejected the winning bid–wherever it came from–and the 27-year-old ace will stay in Korea for at least one more season.

No word on the exact value of the bid, but the Tigers apparently weren’t happy with the amount and weren’t willing to let Yang go anyway despite his wanting to pitch in America. By rule, Yang can’t be made available to MLB teams again until November 1, 2015.