Posted November 16, 2012 on AP on Fox
Flush with cash after the team's sale this year, the Los Angeles Dodgers are busy spending it on starting pitching. The team introduced left-hander Ryu Hyun-jin (Ree-YOO He-YUN jin) of South Korea on Monday, making him the first player ever to go directly from the Korean league to the major leagues. And he was just the setup man. The Dodgers finalized a $147 million, six-year deal with free agent right-hander Zack Greinke later in the day. ''We were definitely hoping for Zack,'' said Magic Johnson, a partner in Guggenheim Baseball Management which bought the team last spring. ''Zack is a proven winner. When you put him together with Clayton, man, we feel really good.'' The deals for Greinke and Ryu give the Dodgers eight starting pitchers under contract for next season, joining 2011 NL Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw, Chad Billingsley, Josh Beckett, Ted Lilly, Chris Capuano and Aaron Harang. That doubles the number of starters the Dodgers had just two years ago. ''Feeling mor...
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