Cubs reportedly interested in Korean starting pitcher
|Friday, November 22, 2019, 1:46 PM- -|
It's not a secret that the Chicago Cubs are looking to bolster their pitching for 2020.
According to multiple reports, including MLB insider Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs are interested in Korean left-hander Kwang-Hyun Kim. They have scouted him in the past, knowing that he could be available one day.
Kim has been posted by the SK Wyverns, meaning that he can now negotiate a free-agent contract with any major league team. Once he signs with a team, SK will get a percentage of the signing.
The 31-year old has pitched his entire career -- 13 seasons with the SK Wyverns. He missed the 2017 season with Tommy John's surgery, but the last two seasons he has pitched very well.
In 2018, he had a 2.98 ERA in 136 innings, and last season had a sparkling 2.51 ERA with 180 strikeouts and only 38 walks in 190 innings.
This is shaping up to be a very exciting offseason of new possibilities for the Cubs.