Minor Moves: Byung-Hyun Kim, Brian Bass

We'll keep track of today's minor moves right here…

  • Byung-Hyun Kim signed with the Nexen Heroes of the KBO for $437K, according to a link from the Yonhap News Agency passed along by Dan of MyKBO.net. Kim, who's still just 32, has a 4.42 ERA with 8.6 K/9 and 4.0 BB/9 in parts of nine MLB seasons. He famously allowed game-changing home runs to Tino Martinez and Scott Brosius in the 2001 World Series. Kim last appeared in the Major Leagues in 2007.
  • Former big leaguer Brian Bass signed with the Hanwha Eagles of the KBO for $300K, according to a Naver Sports article passed along by Dan of MyKBO.net. Bass, 30, has a 5.16 ERA with 5.1 K/9 and 4.2 BB/9 in 183 innings over the course of three seasons with the Pirates, Orioles and Twins. The Pirates granted the right-hander free agency after the 2011 season, but he last appeared in the Major Leagues in 2010.

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2 Comments on "Minor Moves: Byung-Hyun Kim, Brian Bass"

Gregory L. Vince
3 years 8 months ago

Bass was with the Phillies in ’11

James Attwood
3 years 8 months ago

Despite what the 2001 WS might suggest, Kim was one heck of a closer. His biggest problem was his overriding NEED to be a starting pitcher. He absolutely refused to let it go, and it cost him his career.