On his impressions of the United States:
"I've played here in the United States, including down in Port Charlotte and the last three seasons I've been in Surprise, Arizona with the Kia Tigers. I've been in the US a lot. And every time I've been in the U.S., I don't want to go back to Korea because the facilities here are so nice. And everything about U.S. baseball seems so much more advanced. So, I'm happy to be here and looking forward to the season."