SARASOTA, Fla. — Hyun Soo Kim is “not likely” to make the Orioles’ Opening Day roster, executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said on Tuesday.
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“I think we have some players ahead of him right now,” Duquette said of Kim, who has been outplayed by Rule 5 Draft pick Joey Rickard, who could get a chance wholesale mlb jerseys at the starting left-field spot.
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“We’re just trying to do the right thing for the team and get the guys in the right jobs.”
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After being one of the team leaders in plate appearances, Kim hasn’t played since Saturday and is batting .182 with no extra-base hits in 44 at-bats this spring. He would have to consent to being sent to the Minor Leagues as part of his two-year, $7 million deal.
Duquette said the club has not discussed that with Kim just yet and said he’s “not sure” if it would be possible to work out a deal to send Kim back to South Korea the way the club did with Suk-min Yoon.
“I think in these cases the transition takes some time,” Duquette said. “I believe [Kim] wants to give it some more time.”
Duquette declined to say whether Kim has been a disappointment this spring but when asked if he thought maybe the outfielder needed some more adjustment time cheap jerseys, he said: “Could be, yeah, could be. Could need a little time to resolve it.”
Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Britt’s Bird Watch, follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs. Share This Email Print + Hide Comments