Rangers haven’t heard on Korean lefty
The Rangers have not been told they have won the bidding on Korean left-handed pitcher Hyeon-jong Yang. They and the Twins are considered the two most serious competitors. The Rangers won’t know until Yang’s team, the Kia Tigers, accept the bid and inform Major League Baseball. The team that wins the bid has 30 days to negotiate the contract.
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Yang, who will be 27 in March, posted a 4.25 ERA with 8.6 K/9 and 4.0 BB/9 in 165 innings in Korea in 2014. Those numbers don’t sound that impressive at first, but each team scores an average of 5.63 runs per game in the offense-heavy KBO, far higher than in the Majors, and Yang’s season earned him the KBO’s equivalent of the Cy Young award. Yang is viewed as a mid-rotation starter with No. 2 starter upside, the New York Daily News’ Mark Feinsand reports. Yang has a smooth delivery and throws 92-95 MPH.