December 05, 2012 10:39
Ryu Hyun-jin may not get a deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers in U.S. Major League Baseball, according to the Los Angeles Times.
"The Dodgers are making efforts to reestablish their international presence but are becoming uncertain about their chances of signing their top targets from Asia," it reported on Tuesday.
It went on to quote the club's General Manager Ned Colletti as saying, "The pace we're on isn't necessarily a pace to get a deal done. So we'll see. Things could certainly pick up in a hurry. It doesn't take long to make a deal. But the pace we're on, we're not on the doorstep of doing anything."
Ryu's agent Scott Boras told the newspaper via a text message that he is ready to "begin discussions."
The Dodgers won the exclusive right to negotiate a deal with Ryu in the MLB and the two sides have to decide by Dec. 11. If they fail to reach a deal, Ryu's only option for next season is to play in Korea.
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