Found February 15, 2012 on
Major League Baseball will void the contract of Seong-Min Kim and the Baltimore Orioles after protests from the Korean Baseball Organization, sources tell Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports.
Kubatko goes on to say that the Orioles could face some sort of “punishment”.
The team signed Kim to a Minor League deal on January 30 that reportedly included a $550,000 bonus. However, the Orioles failed to contact Major League Baseball. Had the team done that, MLB would have contacted the KBO commissioner to get permission to begin the negotiations.
Last week, executive vice president Dan Duquette issued the following statement regarding the controversy:
“On behalf of the Orioles organization, I offer a sincere apology to the Korea Baseball Organization and the Korea Baseball Association for the club's unintentional breach of protocol in failing to tender a status check in the process of signing Seong-Min Kim. The Orioles respect Major League Baseball's recruiting policies and the governing bodies and people that contribute to the growth of baseball around the world.”
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Major League Baseball will void the Baltimore Orioles' signing of 17-year-old Korean pitcher Seong-Min Kim due to a breach in protocol, MLB.com has confirmed.