Korea Baseball Organization makes Olympians Woo-Suk Go, Jung-Hoo Lee available to MLB teams

Korea Baseball Organization makes Olympians Woo-Suk Go, Jung-Hoo Lee available to MLB teams
28/11/2023
The All-Star closer Woo-Suk Go (pictured above) and gold glove centre fielder Jung-Hoo Lee represented Korea at the WBSC Premier12 2019 and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The Korea Baseball Organisation (KBO) defending champions, LG Twins, made All-Star closer Woo-Suk Go available for Major League Baseball (MLB) clubs through the posting system.

Go, 25, has played for the Twins since 2017. He earned the closer's job in 2019. He recorded 35 saves in 2019, combining 139 through the 2023 season. He set his personal record with 42 saves in the 2022 season.

Go was part of the bullpen that helped Korea finish second at the WBSC Premier12 2019, pitching in three games.

The right-hander made four appearances for Korea at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, throwing 2.1 scoreless innings in the bronze medal game, but couldn't prevent a loss against the Dominican Republic.

He helped Korea win the 2022 Asian Games, recording a save in the gold-medal game against Chinese Taipei.

The Kiwoon Heroes posted Go's brother-in-law Jung-Hoo Lee, Korea's starting centre fielder at the WBSC Premier12 2019 and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Lee is the son of former KBO MVP Jong-Beom Lee and matched his father's accomplishment, earning MVP honours after the 2022 season.

Lee has a career .340 batting average in seven KBO seasons and has earned five consecutive gold gloves (2018-2022).

Once a player is posted, MLB clubs have a 30-day negotiating window. If the player agrees to contract with one MLB club, the KBO team will receive a transfer fee based on the guaranteed contract amount, 25% on the first US$25 million and 17.5% on what exceeds 25 million.