January 26, 2023 10:31
Lee Jung-hoo of Kiwoom Heroes signed with U.S. sports agency Boras Corporation on Wednesday to help him realize his dream of playing in Major League Baseball.
The agency posted a picture of the outfielder posing with its president Scott Boras and Lee's parents at its office in Los Angeles on Instagram.
One of the most powerful baseball agencies, Boras recently facilitated teen pitching prospect Shim Jun-seok's signing with the Pittsburgh Pirates. It also represents Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin.
Last December, Lee, who was named the Korean baseball league's MVP last season, told his club that he wants to play for an MLB team after finishing the upcoming season.
He gains free agency in 2025, but can play in overseas leagues after next season through the posting system, whereby any of the 30 MLB teams can make a sealed bid on a player.
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