Korean Drama and the Dodgers
According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Dodgers and South Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-Jin have come to a contract agreement. Terms of the agreement is not known as of yet.
The Dodgers won exclusive negotiating rights with the pitcher by posting a bid north of $25 million last month to the Hanwha Eagles of the Korean Baseball Organization. The two sides had 30 days to reach a contract agreement.
Ryu, who is represented by Scott Boras, was most likely headed to Japan if a contract was not reached. Meanwhile no word if the Dodgers will add Anibal Sanchez and/or Kyle Lohse.
Update: Heyman also reported that the contract is $36 million for six years with a player opt-out after five years.
ryu gets $36M for 6 yrs. also has opt out after 5.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 9, 2012