Suk-min Yoon won't be invited to major league camp, Buck Showalter says

SARASOTA, Fla. — The Orioles are not inviting South Korean right-hander Suk-min Yoon to major league spring training, manager Buck Showalter said Tuesday at the team's minicamp.

Yoon, who was signed to a three-year, $5.75 million deal before the 2014 season, didn't pitch at the major league level last year. He was 4-8 with a 5.74 ERA in 23 games (18 starts) at Triple-A Norfolk.


"Maybe he'll throw better this year," Showalter said. "I hope so."

The Orioles made a significant financial investment in Yoon, giving him a $650,000 signing bonus. They will pay him $1.75 million in base salary in 2015, and he is set to receive $2.4 million in 2016.


Yoon, who had spent the previous nine seasons pitching for the Kia Tigers of the Korean Baseball Organization, signed with the Orioles in mid-February, but he didn't pitch in a game until a month later after his debut was delayed because of visa issues.

Other notes:

-- Orioles pitching coach Dave Wallace and bullpen coach Dom Chiti are expected to fly to California after this week's minicamp to work with another group of pitchers that includes Miguel Gonzalez, Zach Britton, Tim Berry and Brian Matusz. Wei-Yin Chen and Zach Davies also could work out with that group.

-- Showalter said right-hander Dylan Bundy will have no physical restrictions this spring training. "He's crossed every physical hurdle, and then some," he said. Bundy had Tommy John surgery in 2013.

-- New hitting coach Scott Coolbaugh will stay for Wednesday's workout so he can meet third baseman Manny Machado, who is coming in to get his knee evaluated.

-- Left-hander Cesar Cabral, who was signed to a minor league deal, will not be invited to major league camp.

-- Showalter said the team plans to have intrasquad games March 1 and 2 before their Grapefruit League opener March 3 against the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland.