Orioles may try for Korean outfielder Ah-seop Son

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There’s word from multiple sources that the Lotte Giants of the Korea Baseball Organization will post outfielder Ah-seop Son for blind bids on Monday. Son doesn’t have the gaudy KBO numbers of a Byung-ho Park, who drew a $12.85 million bid from the Twins last week, but the 27-year-old should do pretty well for himself.

Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun believes the Orioles will make a play for Son, just as they did (unsuccessfully) for Park.

Something in the $5-6 million range sounds right for this particular blind bidding, but we’ve already seen the monetary effects of Jung Ho Kang‘s immediate major league success. Pittsburgh won the rights to negotiate with Kang for a lowly $5 million bid last winter and then watched him slash .287/.355/.461 with 15 home runs, 58 RBI, and 60 runs scored in 126 games.

Son, 27, hit .317/.406/.472 with 13 homers and 11 steals in 116 games this past season for Lotte.

Stanton, Donaldson, Kahnle activated by Yankees ahead of Dodgers series

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LOS ANGELES — Giancarlo Stanton, Josh Donaldson, and Tommy Kahnle were activated by the New York Yankees ahead of their weekend series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

New York cleared three roster spots after a 1-0 loss at Seattle, optioning infielder-outfielders Oswaldo Cabrera and Franchy Cordero to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre along with left-hander Matt Krook.

Stanton, Donaldson and Kahnle all played in a rehab game for Double-A Somerset. Stanton was hitless in three at-bats in his first appearance since injuring his left hamstring on April 15.

Donaldson went 1 for 4 in his fourth rehab game as he comes back from a strained right hamstring originally sustained on April 5.

Kahnle pitched one inning, giving up one run and one hit and walking two. He has been out since spring training with right biceps tendinitis.

Aaron Boone said he wasn’t concerned about Stanton returning after playing in just one rehab game. He did say that Stanton likely will be a designated hitter for a couple of weeks after rejoining the Yankees.

New York is missing centerfielder Harrison Bader, who strained his right hamstring against the Mariners and went on the injured list the next day.

Left-hander Carlos Rodón, sidelined since spring training by a sore left forearm and an ailing back, was transferred to the 60-day injured list.