According to Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Pirates have signed Byung-Hyun Kim. It’s a Major League contract worth $850K, with another $1MM in incentives. He’ll be used only in relief. The Giants had been interested, but Kim didn’t want a minor league deal with them.
The 29 year-old Kim whiffed 107 in 118.1 innings in ’07, winning ten games. But he also posted a 6.07 ERA. He earned $2.5MM for his efforts.