|Dodgers add South Korea's Ryu; Greinke up next|
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|Monday, 10 December 2012 14:38|
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.
Ryu signed a $36 million, six-year deal after talks went down to the final seconds of the negotiating window a day earlier. The Dodgers paid $25.7 million for the right to negotiate with Ryu. If they hadn't reached a deal by Sunday's 2 p.m. PST deadline, Ryu would have returned to the Hanwha Eagles and the Dodgers would have been refunded the posting fee they paid for exclusive rights to negotiate with the 25-year-old pitcher.
The Dodgers are expected to finalize a deal with free agent right-hander Zack Greinke on Tuesday.