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Chan Ho Park heads to Japan

Posted on: December 20, 2010 11:56 am
Edited on: December 20, 2010 12:24 pm
 

ParkChan Ho Park could have gotten a job as middle reliever with any number of teams but has instead chosen to head to Japan.

The Korean agreed to a one-year deal with the Orix Buffaloes, and Park's 17 seasons in the majors may be coming to a close. Given he would have received minimal guaranteed dollars and likely will make a similar amount in Japan, this move actually makes sense. Park can pitch closer to home and in the country where his wife grew up and will likely do well against the lesser competition.

Park split 2010 between the Yankees and Pirates, falling flat on his face in New York and recovering as a Pirate. He finished with a 4.66 ERA over 63 2/3 innings and interestingly enough, posted his best strikeout-to-walk ratio since a four-inning stint in 1995.

UPDATE: Yep, Park got over $1 million to play for the Buffaloes as SI.com's Jon Heyman reports. Hard to imagine Park doing any better stateside.

-- Evan Brunell

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Comments

Since: Dec 20, 2010
Posted on: December 20, 2010 1:37 pm
 

Chan Ho Park heads to Japan

He left cause American food was giving him bad diarrhea.  Don't believe me?  See for yourself.




Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: December 20, 2010 1:34 pm
 

Chan Ho Park heads to Japan

Signora scrub!!  You sucked miserably as a Yankee, which was no suprise.  The Pirates might as well be the the Orix Buffaloes at this point.  Hope ya can keep the ball in those little parks Chan Blo!!!




Since: Sep 2, 2008
Posted on: December 20, 2010 12:59 pm
 

Chan Ho Park heads to Japan

Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto,
Mata ah-oo hima de
Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto,
Himitsu wo shiri tai


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