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By signing with Orioles, South Korean pitcher Suk-min Yoon nears goal of pitching in U.S.

By signing with Orioles, South Korean pitcher Suk-min Yoon nears goal of pitching in U.S.

SARASOTA, FLA. — Suk-min Yoon spent his childhood in South Korea idolizing fellow countryman Chan Ho Park as he became the first South Korean-born player to pitch the major leagues, all while hoping that one day he could follow in Park's footsteps. The 27-year-old right-hander's dream got closer to reality Tuesday, when the Orioles formally introduced him to the media, making Yoon the first player in franchise history to be born in South Korea. "I worked hard to get to that goal, and now that I'm here," Yoon said through agent Tad Hun Yo, who also served as an interpreter. "I'm very excited. But I also want the season to start right away,...

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