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At his request, right-hander Suk-min Yoon released by Orioles

At his request, right-hander Suk-min Yoon released by Orioles

The Orioles had high hopes for South Korean pitcher Suk-min Yoon when they signed him to a three-year, $5.575 million deal last spring training, but their greatest victory involving Yoon might be how they were able to absolve themselves of the pitcher with little consequence. The Orioles finalized a deal Thursday night to release Yoon from his major league contract so he could return to South Korea and re-join the Kia Tigers of the Korean Baseball Organization. Meanwhile, the Orioles are off the hook for $4.3 million in salary and expenses the team owed Yoon over the next two seasons. “We thought that Suk-min Yoon could develop into a decent pitcher here, but it didn't work...

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