The New York Yankees and San Francisco Giants, two of the most prestigious teams in Major League Baseball (MLB), are expected to enter the race to sign 25-year-old Korean baseball player Lee Jung-hoo.
John Morosi, a journalist who covers Major League Baseball, predicted that the Yankees and Giants will try to sign Lee during an MLB Network broadcast on Nov. 21 (KST).
After receiving approval from the Kiwoom organization, Lee will go through the posting system (closed competitive bidding) to reach the big leagues. 먹튀검증 The big league team that takes him will pay a percentage of his contract to the Kiwoom team as a transfer fee.
MLBTradeRumors.com, which covers player transfers, said the news was not a surprise, as the two teams had been scouting Lee early on, and that he was a good fit for the positions they were looking to fill in the offseason.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has said the team is looking to add two outfielders in the offseason, with one of them hoping to be a lefty. Lee Jung-hoo, a right-handed hitter who can play center and right field, is a player the Yankees like.
San Francisco also cited adding an athletic outfielder as a top offseason priority.
General manager Pete Putzler traveled to Seoul’s Gocheok SkyDome last month to see Lee in action.
While the Giants are considered the frontrunners in the race for Lee, the San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners, Washington Nationals, 카지노사이트 and Kansas City Royals are also said to be interested.
Seattle, Washington, and Kansas City are all looking for outfielders who can hit.
MLB teams like Lee’s youth, contact skills, and strike zone awareness. U.S. media estimates that a long-term deal could net Lee a jackpot of $60 million to $90 million.