An unhappy Byung-Hyun Kim isn’t doing much for the Rockies in their bullpen, and they’d love to unload the sidearmer and his $2.5MM salary. Ken Rosenthal says the Rox could release Kim if they can’t find a taker. That wouldn’t look great for Dan O’Dowd, who made the decision to exercise Kim’s option back in November.
Rosenthal describes "low-level discussions" regarding Kim with the Orioles, A’s, Royals, and Cardinals. The O’s wouldn’t surrender even Todd Williams for Kim. Joe Kennedy had a strong first effort for Oakland, so their interest may be reduced. I originally thought he’d be a good fit for St. Louis, but Cards fans disagreed. Perhaps Chris Carpenter’s condition will heighten their interest.
The Rangers, Pirates, Marlins, and Dodgers have been connected to Kim in the past.