Asian baseball in recent years has had much greater exposure in the Western world in part thanks to broadcasts from the leagues of Japan and South Korea on North American television, in addition to the irruption of past stars and current of those countries in MLB as at the time were Ichiro Suzuki, Chan-Ho Park and Hideki Matsui, or currently Shohei Ohtani, Hyun-Jin Ryu, and Ji-Man Choi, with apparently now the Asian legion being able to add another great star player from those leagues.
According to information from Yoo Jee-ho of the South Korean news agency Yonhap, several MLB teams have asked about the availability of a possible signing of KBO superstar Sung-Bum Ba, which is in line with the formalities that exist between the major leagues and the South Korean circuit, where interested teams first have to ask about the player’s status.
Sung-Bum Ba is 32 years old and had already gone through such a possible signing process last year, with no MLB team finalizing the transaction, having to stay at the KBO with his lifelong team, the NC Dinos, with whom he has played since 2012.
Ba has been a KBO All-Star 6 times and has won the Gold Glove as a center fielder two other times. Known for being a powerful hitter, the South Korean had a 281 / .335 / .509 offensive line with 35 home runs and 101 RBIs in 143 games.
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MLB: Several teams take an interest in signing of South Korean superstar Sung-Bum Na