The Orioles have officially signed RHP Suk-min Yoon to a three-year contract. Yoon would become the first Korean-born player in club history.
His name may be misleading as it is doubtful that he will "Suk," the real question is will the Orioles use the 27-year old right-hander in the rotation or out of the bullpen. Yoon has a five-pitch repertoire that makes him a good fit for a starting role, but he is coming off a shoulder injury that limited him to just 11 starts last season, so it will come down to how he looks in spring training compared to Zach Britton and/or Kevin Gausman for who will get the last two spots in the Orioles starting rotation. It would seem that Britton and Yoon would have a leg up on Gausman who showed last season that he could benefit from a little more seasoning in the minor leagues.
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