김병현선수가 샌프란시스코 자이언츠와 스프링캠프 초청선수(non-roster invites)자격으로 마이너 계약을 맺었다는 소식이다. 2008, 2009 두시즌을 메이저리그에서 뛰지 못했지만, 스프링캠프에서 기회를 잡았으면 한다.

ESPN 기사에서는 김병현선수의 최고 시즌을 8승3패 36세이브 방어율 2.04를 기록한 2002시즌으로 소개하고 있고, 이번 시즌 스프링캠프에서 불펜의 한자리를 놓고 경쟁할 것이라고 했다. 또한 2008년 피츠버그 스프링캠프 이후 두 시즌 던지지 못했지만 한국에서 재충전의 시간을 가졌고 잠시 은퇴한 것으로 평가받았지만, 현재는 신체적으로 준비되었다는 코비 에이전트의 말을 전하고 있다.

CBSsportsline.com에서도 역시 같은 내용을 게재하였다.

- ESPN 기사

By Jerry Crasnick
ESPN.com

Former Arizona Diamondbacks closer Byung-Hyun Kim has come out of retirement and agreed to terms on a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants, said his agent, Paul Cobbe. He will try to win a job in the team's bullpen in spring training.

Kim, 31, has a 54-60 record with a 4.42 ERA and 86 saves in nine seasons with Arizona, Boston, Colorado and Florida. His best season came in 2002, when he went 8-3 with a 2.04 ERA and 36 saves for the Diamondbacks.

Left-hander Horacio Ramirez also received a non-roster invite to spring training.

Kim is probably best remembered for two nightmarish outings in the 2001 World Series, when he allowed late home runs to Tino Martinez, Derek Jeter and Scott Brosius in back-to-back losses to the Yankees. Arizona came back to win the Series in seven games.

Kim, a sidearmer, went to spring training with Pittsburgh in 2008, but hasn't pitched in affiliated ball for two years. Cobbe said he spent much of his time "re-charging'' in his native South Korea.

"He's evaluated coming out of retirement for a while, but now he feels like he's in a position physically to be successful,'' Cobbe said.

- CBSsportsline.com 기사

Feb. 1, 2010
CBSSports.com wire reports

SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants have agreed to terms on minor league contracts with right-hander Byung-Hyun Kim and lefty Horacio Ramirez, and both received non-roster invites to spring training.

The 31-year-old Kim hasn't pitched in the majors since spending 2007 with Colorado, Arizona and Florida. He owns a career record of 54-60 with a 4.42 ERA in nine big league seasons.

While with Arizona, Kim gave up the tying home runs in Games 4 and 5 of 2001 World Series against the New York Yankees and the winning drive in Game 4 to Derek Jeter. The Diamondbacks won in seven games.
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