MLB Clears Path for Negotiations with Yoon Suk-min

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Major League Baseball has requested a status check on pitcher Yoon Suk-min, who returned to the U.S. this week in search of a contract with one of the league's top clubs.

"We notified the MLB that Yoon is currently a free agent and is eligible to negotiate with any team," the Korea Baseball Organization said on Tuesday.

A status check is a formal procedure teams must take before signing a player. The Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins are reportedly among those clubs that are currently interested in Yoon. / Jan. 15, 2014 09:51 KST