November 29, 2023 13:13
Go Woo-suk of the LG Twins is on track to fulfill his dream of playing in Major League Baseball in the U.S.
The Korea Baseball Organization on Tuesday said it has asked the MLB to post the right-handed closer at the request of the Twins. Once Go is posted, he has 30 days to negotiate with any of the 30 MLB teams that express an interest. If one concludes a deal with him, the Twins will receive a certain percentage of the total value of the contract.
Since joining the Twins in 2017, Go has pitched 368 1/3 innings in 354 games for seven seasons, recording 19 wins, 26 losses, 139 saves and 401 strikeouts with an ERA of 3.18.
Throwing a fastball around 150 km/h, Go has been playing as the Twins' fixed closer since 2019 and reached double-digit saves for five consecutive years. He led the league in saves last year with 42 and a 1.48 ERA, becoming one of the top KBO closers.
The team is expected to make its final decision based on the size of the offer, saying it will not let the pitcher go if the conditions are unconvincing.
"Go himself has said he won't go on a cheap price," Twins general manager Cha Myung-seok said. "If he can't make it this year, he's willing to try again next year."
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