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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김병현선수가 결국 방출되었습니다. 스프링캠프에 늦게 참여하여 준비가 덜 된 점과 몇차례 등판에서 불안정한 모습을 보인점 때문인 것으로 보입니다.

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수요일 파이어리츠 구단이 불펜의 불투명함을 명확하게 하기 위해 몇명의 선수를 더 정리했습니다. 김병현선수를 어떻게 할 것인지를 수요일 오전까지 결정했어야 했고 구단은 김병현선수에게 계약서 상의 방출조건을 사용하여 조건 없는 방출하겠다고 말했습니다.

김병현선수의 1달 동안 스프링캠프에서 보여준 모습은 불펜요원으로 경쟁했던 다른 많은 릴리프 투수들이 보여준 인상적인 모습에 비해 매우 실망스러웠다는 점은 다소간 논란의 여지는 있습니다.

구단이 2월24일 김병현선수와 85만불 계약을 맺을 때 구단은 김병헌선수의 사이드암 투구 스타일과 메이저리거 경험이 불펜에 또다른 잇점이 될수 있을 것으로 희망했습니다. 당시에 Neal Huntington 단장은 김병현선수가 팀 로스터 한자리를 차지할 것이라고 여러번 말했고 김병현선수가 무언가를 했지만 이번은 아니라고 보고 있습니다.

김병현선수는 캠프에 늦게 도착했고 3월10일까지 등판할 수 없었습니다. 그리고 첫 등판부터 어려움을 겪었습니다. 그가 등판한 4이닝동안 8점을 허용했고 일요일 1이닝 무실점을 기록했지만 그때까지 구원 투수진 목록에서 뒤처져 있었습니다. "그가 늦게 시작했다는 것을 알기 때문에 어려운 결정이었다." 라고 Huntington 단장이 말했습니다. "그는 잘 던지지 못했고 마지막 등판이 가장 좋았다. 그러나 우리에게는 스프링캠프에서 좋은 성적을 얻은 젊은 투수들이 있다."

수요일 오후2시 이전에 김병현선수를 방출함으로써 구단은 30만불을 김병현선수에게 지급하게 될 것이다.

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Pirates shoring up their bullpen
With Kim, Perez released, Bucs look to solidify rest of corps
03/26/2008 5:44 PM ET
By Jenifer Langosch / MLB.com

BRADENTON, Fla. -- After a wave of roster moves and decisions on Wednesday, the Pirates' hazy bullpen picture moved a few steps closer to clarity.

Knowing that they had to essentially make a decision on Byung-Hyun Kim's future by Wednesday afternoon, the Pirates gave him word that they would trigger the release clause in his contract and unconditionally release the 29-year-old right-hander.

The Pirates also gave lefty Juan Perez his unconditional release and reassigned veteran righty Jaret Wright to Minor League camp. And, in another move to solidify their bullpen, the Pirates acquired Tyler Yates from the Braves for Minor League pitcher Todd Redmond.

After Wednesday's game, the Pirates released Hector Carrasco and Masumi Kuwata announced his retirement, further dwindling the number of relievers competing to make the club.

Kim's one-month tenure with the club was arguably the biggest disappointment in what has turned out to be an impressive spring for a number of the relief pitchers lobbying for the final bullpen spots.

When the Pirates signed Kim to an $850,000 contract back on Feb. 24, the hope was that the righty would be able to bring another dimension to the bullpen with his unique arm angle and years of experience.

At the time, general manager Neal Huntington reiterated that Kim would still have to earn a spot on the team. And Kim did anything but that this spring.

Kim arrived in camp behind in his throwing program, and he wasn't able to make his first appearance until March 10. He struggled from the outset.

In his first four innings of work, Kim allowed eight runs. He rebounded to pitch a scoreless inning of relief on Sunday, but by then, he had fallen behind the rest of the pack.

"It was tough, because we knew he had a late start getting going," Huntington said. "He just didn't pitch well. His last outing was his best outing, but we're in a situation where we've had some young guys have some good springs."

By releasing Kim before 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, the team will owe him just $300,000 of his contract.

"We thought he could come in here and compete to make our club, but in that competition, he was outpitched by some other guys," Huntington said. "And the addition of Tyler Yates made it that much easier of a decision. Obviously, it's a financial hit, but we're trying to take the right 12 [pitchers] north."

As for Wright, the decision to remain with the organization is his. He has an escape clause in his contract that, if triggered, will allow him to become a free agent. If he opts not to exercise it, Wright can accept a spot at Triple-A Indianapolis to start the season.

 The Pirates' decision to hand Perez his unconditional release was driven by the organization's need to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Yates. At the outset of Spring Training, Perez was not among the top group of contenders for one of the final bullpen spots. He then tore a ligament in his left elbow on March 7.

Since the club was unsure of how long Perez's recovery would take, Huntington said that the Pirates decided to take a tougher business approach and release Perez now rather than put him on the 60-day disabled list.

Huntington strongly suggested that Franquelis Osoria, who is out of options on his contract, will join Yates as two of the final four relievers on the Opening Day roster. That leaves three pitchers -- Evan Meek, Sean Burnett and Phil Dumatrait -- left in camp vying for the final two spots.

Burnett has had the most dominant spring of the five, but he could be the odd man out if the Pirates take Dumatrait and decide against having four lefties in the 'pen. Left-handers John Grabow and Damaso Marte are already locks. Burnett has not given up a hit in his last eight appearances.

Dumatrait would seem to have an upper hand at one of the two spots, considering the Pirates have stretched his appearances out this spring to build him up for use as a potential long reliever. He is also out of options and would likely have been lost on waivers if the Pirates had designated him for assignment.

The decision concerning Meek could be the most difficult. The hard-throwing right-hander has shown to have a power arm this spring, and since the team acquired him in December via the Rule 5 Draft, he must remain on the Pirates' 25-man roster the entire season or else be offered back to the Rays for $25,000.

The question now simply becomes whether Meek, who has never thrown above the Double-A level, is ready for the big leagues.

Meek had one final tryout so to speak when he pitched two innings in Wednesday's game. Though erratic with his control at times -- the right-hander issued three walks in those two frames -- he limited Detroit to just one run.

"He did really good damage control," manager John Russell said. "It's one of the things you have to learn how to do. Hopefully he's not in that situation very often, but pitching his way out of it was a good learning experience."

The final decision on those last two bullpen spots is likely to come on Thursday.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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김병현선수가 불안한 모습을 보이고 있습니다. 9:8로 앞선 상태에서 8회 등판하여 홈런 2개를 포함하여 4실점하였습니다. 7타자를 맞아 안타 세개, 볼넷 하나를 허용했습니다. 안타 셋 중에 홈런이 2개. 방어율은 18.00까지 치솟았습니다. 스프링 캠프에서 벌써 두번째 블론세이브입니다. 2001년 월드시리즈에서 양키스를 상대로 홈런 2개를 허용했던 기억 때문인지 올해 양키스와 시범경기 기록이 좋지 않습니다. 징크스로 남지 않아야 할 텐데요...

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McLouth displays power in Bucs' loss
03/19/2008 10:05 PM ET
By Jenifer Langosch / MLB.com

YANKEES 12, PIRATES 9
at Bradenton, Fla.
Wednesday, March 19

Yankees at the plate: With 13 hits through the fourth inning, the Yankees had five starters with a multihit game by the end of the night. Jorge Posada finished with three hits and three RBIs, two of which came courtesy of his second-inning homer. Bobby Abreu had a 2-for-4 night with two RBIs and two runs scored, while both Alex Rodriguez and Hideki Matsui had two hits and one RBI apiece. Infielder Nick Green put New York ahead to stay in the eighth with a towering two-run homer over the left-field wall.

Pirates at the plate: With the wind steadily blowing out to left field, Nate McLouth began a 2-for-3 night with a leadoff homer in the first, his second of the spring. McLouth later led off the third with a double and scored on Freddy Sanchez's one-out single. Ryan Doumit and Chris Gomez each knocked a solo homer as well.

Yankees on the mound: Yankees starter Phil Hughes didn't fare so well for the second straight appearance, leaving Wednesday's game after allowing seven hits and seven runs (six earned) in four innings. And after surrendering just one homer in his previous three games, Hughes gave up three in his first time through the Pirates order. Lefty Billy Traber gave up one hit and two unearned runs in an inning of relief, while LaTroy Hawkins made his sixth straight scoreless spring appearance.

Pirates on the mound: It was not an outing to remember for Matt Morris, who gave up 13 hits and eight runs in four innings of work. Morris had originally been slated to throw five innings on Wednesday. In stark contrast to Morris' outing, lefty Phil Dumatrait was once again impressive, throwing two hitless innings of relief on a night when New York runners swarmed the basepaths. Byung-Hun Kim picked up the loss, giving up four runs in the eighth.

Grapefruit League records: Yankees 10-7-2; Pirates 8-13.

Up next for the Yankees: Right-hander Ian Kennedy will get the call as the Yankees head to Dunedin, Fla., for a 1:05 p.m. ET game with the Blue Jays at Knology Park on Thursday. The heart of the Yankees lineup -- Derek Jeter, Abreu, Rodriguez and Jason Giambi -- will remain behind with the day off. Toronto will counter with right-hander Brett Cecil.
Up next for the Pirates: It will be a quick turnaround for the Pirates after Wednesday's night game, as they will make the drive to Clearwater, Fla., early on Thursday to face the Phillies for the fifth and final time this spring season. Ian Snell will take the mound for the Pirates in his first start since signing a multiyear contract and being named the club's Opening Day starter. Also scheduled to pitch for Pittsburgh are Evan Meek, Jaret Wright and Franquelis Osoria.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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김병현선수가 스프링캠프 데뷰전을 치루었습니다.

스프링캠프에 늦게 참여하여 투구 프로그램이 진행 중 임에도 김병현선수는 스프링캠프로 부터 얻어질 수 있는 실현 가능한 불펜 요원이 될 수 있는 모든 이유를 보여 주었다.

월요일 경기에서 필리스 슬러거인 라이언 하워드에게 초구에 홈런을 허용한 다음, 김병현은 평상심을 회복하여 세타자를 모두 아웃 시킴으로서 릴리프로서 1이닝을 마쳤다. 이번 등판이 29살 한국 출신 투수의 스프링캠프 첫 등판이었다.

"나는 매우 흥분되었다" 피칭 코치인 제프 앤드류가 경기후에 말했다. "나는 포수 라이언 도미트에게 그가 본 것에 대해 얘기했고 그는 공이 매우 경쾌했고 김병현선수의 슬라이더를 좋아했다 라고 말했다. 그리고 김병현선수는 불펜 세션에서 보여준 것 보다 더 속도가 있었다."

"나는 김병현선수가 더 훈련이 필요하다고 생각했었지만, 그의 공 빠르기를 본 다음에는 그렇게 생각하지 않는다".

지난 금요일 배팅 연습 투구 후 김병현선수는 아직 경기에 등판할 준비가 덜 되었다는 점을 염려한다고 말했다. 그러나, 월요일 경기 평가는 그가 정상 궤도에 올라와 있다는 것을 말해 준다.

"기분이 좋다." 라고 김병현선수가 짧은 영어로 말했다. "단지 첫 투구만 (안 좋았다.) 다른 투구들은 로케이션이 매우 좋았다. 좀 더 많은 타자를 경험해야 겠다. 나의 구질은 괜찮다."

파이어리츠 구단이 다양한 불펜의 조합을 계획하고 있기 때문에 - 현재까지 불펜에 4명의 빈자리가 있다. - 김병현선수는 흥미로운 옵션이 될 것이다. 그의 사이드암 투구와 오른손 타자에게 효율적인 점은 불펜의 매우 도움이 될 수 있는 것으로써 피칭코치인 앤드류와 감독인 존 러설이 이미 언급했었다.
 
파이어리츠 구단은 김병현선수와 2월 24일 85만불짜리 마이너 계약을 했다. 이 중 30만불만 보장된 금액이고 김병현선수는 계약서상에 스프링 캠프에서 로스터에 들지 못하면 팀을 떠날 수 있는 선택적인 조항을 갖고 있다.

닐 헌팅턴 단장은 계약이 발표될 때 김병현선수가 로스터에 한자리를 차지할 수 있는 확실한 후보자가 아님을 분명히 했다. 그러나 파이어리츠는 불펜에 2명 또는 적어도 3명의 오른손 투수가 필요하고 베테랑이 김병현선수가 제일 확율이 높은 후보자로서 줄 서 있다.

"여러 선수들이 주위에 있다."라고 러셀이 말했다. "김병현선수는 다른 차원을 제공한다. 다른 점은 그가 다른 사람과 같지 않는 구속으로 경기할 수 있다는 것이다. 그의 패스트 볼은 여전히 생명력을 갖고 있다. 이것이 나머지 불펜 요원과는 다른 모습을 보여주는 것이다."

김병현선수는 목요일 양키스전에서 다음 1이닝 등판할 예정이다.


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기사 원문:
Bucs' Kim settles down in spring debut

After allowing home run, reliever retires next three hitters
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MLB.com에 김병현에 대해 기사가 났습니다.
피츠버그 파이어리츠와 계약한다고 합니다.

제목 : 파이어리츠 구단이 김병현 선수를 영입하다.
베테랑 우완 투수는 피츠버그에서 불펜투수로 활약할 것이다.

파이어리츠 구단의 Neal Huntington 구단주는 베테랑 우완 투수인 김병현선수를 스프링 캠프에 참여하도록 했다고 확인해주었다. 그러나, 김병현선수가 구단과 계약에 대해 이미 합의했음에도 Huntington 구단주는 양쪽이 아직 협상 중이라고 말했다.

"아직 협의해야 할 것들이 몇가지 있습니다. 우리는 조심스럽지만 긍정적으로 보고 있습니다." 라고 Huntington이 말했다.

Huntington은 양측 사이에 논의되는 사항에 대해 더 자세히 언급하지 않았고 김병현선수의 게약이 메이저 계약인지 마이너 계약인지도 말하지 않았다.

그러나 이번주 초 김병현선수 대변인은 자이언츠 구단에 김병현선수가 마이너리그 계약은 관심 없다고 말했다.

김병현선수 영입은 파이어리츠 구단에게 불펜의 마지막 남은 조각을 정리할 수 있는 또다른  베테랑 옵션을 줄 수 있을 것이다. 김병현선수가 과거 몇 시즌 동안 선발투수로 활약하였지만 그의 역할은 피츠버그에서는 구원투수로 간주될 것이다.

김병현 선수는 2007년 시즌 록키스, 말린스, 다이아몬드백스에서 뛰면서 10승8패 6.08 방어율을 기록하였고, 9년차 베테랑인 그는 28번 등판(22번 선발등판)하면서 전부 118과 1/3이닝 동안 107개 스트라이크 아웃을 잡았다.

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02/20/2008 3:28 PM ET
Pirates working on adding Kim
Veteran right-hander would likely fill bullpen role in Pittsburgh
By Jenifer Langosch / MLB.com

BRADENTON, Fla. -- General manager Neal Huntington confirmed that the Pirates are looking to add veteran right-hander Byung-Hyun Kim to their camp this spring. However, despite a report that Kim has already agreed to terms with the club, all Huntington would confirm is that the two sides are deep in negotiations.

"There are still some things we have to work through," Huntington said. "We are cautiously optimistic."

Huntington wouldn't expand on details regarding the discussions between both sides and wouldn't comment on whether the team was offering a Major League contract or Minor League deal to the 29-year-old Kim.

However, earlier this week, Kim's representatives told the Giants that he was not interested in signing a Minor League contract.

The addition of Kim would give the Pirates yet another veteran option as the team looks to square away the final pieces of its bullpen. Though Kim has pitched as a starter in the past, he would be considered only for a relief role with Pittsburgh.

Kim split time between the Rockies, Marlins and Diamondbacks in 2007, going 10-8 with a 6.08 ERA. The nine-year veteran made 28 appearances (22 starts) and struck out 107 in 118 1/3 total innings.

Jenifer Langosch is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.
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김병현선수가 지난 8월3일 애리조나로 트레이드 되었는데 두번 선발등반을 끝으로 방출되었습니다. 실력 있는 선수인데 안타갑습니다.


애리조나에서 김병현선수의 두번째 등판이 두번 끔찍한 선발등판으로 끝나다.

김병현선수의 애리조나 다이아몬드백스에서의 최근 등판이 단지 두번만에 끝났다.

애리조나는 김병현선수를 방출대기 시켰다. 전날 김병현선수는 플로리다 말린즈와 14-5로 진 경기에서 단지 한 타자만 잡고 물러났다.

밥 멜빈 감독은 그가 17개를 던진 후에 강판시켰고 그 때까지 4실점 3자책점을 한 상태였다. 애리조나에서 두번 등판한 경기 방어율은 23.63으로 대폭 높아졌다.

"그 상태에서 결과를 얻으려고 한 것이 아니었다. 어떤 결정을 해야 했다". "김병현선수는 팀에서 두 경기를 던졌고 두 경기 모두 잘 던지지는 못했다. 현재 팀 사정으로는 해당 선발자리에서 더 나은 결과를 얻어야 한다." 라고 멜빈은 말했다.

김병현선수는 과거 팀의 마무리 투수였고 8월3일 멜빈이 웨이버 공시를 통해 말린스로부터 데려왔다.

나머지 내용은 다른 선수에 관련된 내용이 많습니다.


Kim's second stint in Arizona ends after two awful starts
     
Aug. 15, 2007 CBS SportsLine.com wire reports           

MIAMI -- Byung-Hyun Kim's latest stint with the Arizona Diamondbacks lasted only two starts.

Arizona designated Kim for assignment Wednesday, a day after he retired only one batter in a 14-5 loss to the Florida Marlins.

Manager Bob Melvin pulled Kim after 17 pitches. The right-hander allowed four runs, three earned, to boost his ERA in two starts with the Diamondbacks to 23.63.

"We weren't getting results there, and we had to make a decision," Melvin said. "He pitched a couple of games for us and didn't do very well in either game. The position we're in now, we have to have better results in that spot."

Kim, Arizona's former closer, was reacquired Aug. 3 after the Marlins waived him.

The NL West-leading Diamondbacks also designated for assignment left-hander Joe Kennedy and placed infielder Chad Tracy on the 15-day disabled list with right knee tendinitis. Recalled from Triple-A Tucson were right-handers Dustin Nippert and Jailen Peguero and outfielder Jeff Salazar.

Kennedy had a 20.25 ERA in three relief appearances with Arizona after being claimed off waivers from Oakland on Aug. 4.

"You take some chances and try to add some guys you think could help and have had some success," Melvin said. "If it doesn't work out, you have to move on."

The Diamondbacks have 10 days to trade, release or send down Kim and Kennedy.

Tracy has been hobbled despite receiving a cortisone shot, and the Diamondbacks decided extended rest was the best treatment. He's batting .261 in 75 games.

"If we can't run him out there for consecutive games, the position we're in right now, it's difficult to deal with," Melvin said. "Hopefully in the 15 days we can alleviate this problem and get him back at a key time."

Nippert and Peguero provide reinforcements in the bullpen. Salazar, who made a sensational over-the-fence catch in right field for Arizona earlier this season, gives the team a fourth outfielder.

Yusmeiro Petit will likely be recalled to take Kim's place in the rotation Sunday at Atlanta. Petit was 2-3 with a 4.23 ERA in seven starts with Arizona before being sent to Tucson.
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김병현선수가 다이아몬드백스로 되돌아 갔습니다. 김병현선수가 가장 좋았던 시즌을 보냈던 구단이기에 다시 한번 화려하게 부활하기를 기대해 봅니다.

[다이아몬드백스 구단이 웨이버 공시를 통해 김병현선수를 얻다. 시릴로 선수도 받아들였다]

지난 수요일 통산 최다인 10개 삼진을 잡은 김병현선수는 올해 말린스와 록키스에서 6승5패 4.65 방어율을 기록했다. 플로리다는 콜로라도로 부터 5월13일 구원투수 호르세 훌리오와 김병현선수를 맞바꿨다.

올해 28살인 김병현선수는 처음 4시즌 이상을 아리조나에서 구원투수로 활약했고 1999년부터 2002년 사이에 70세이브를 달성했다. 2001년 다이아몬드백스가 월드시리즈 챔피언에 올랐을 때 마무리 투수였다. 당시 김병현선수는 뉴욕 양키즈 스타디움에서 두번씩이나 2점 홈런을 허용하여 승리를 지키지 못했다. 이후 아리조나는 홈으로 돌아와서 마지막 두 경기를 승리하였다.

김병현선수는 2003년 선발로테이션에 합류한 이후 팀으로부터 신뢰를 잃어 보스톤 레드삭스의 쉐어 힐렌브랜드 선수와 5월29일 맞 트레이드 되었다.

 (이후로는 김병현선수 이야기가 아니네요.)

Diamondbacks claim former pitcher Kim off waivers, add Cirillo
     
Aug. 3, 2007 CBS SportsLine.com wire reports           
     
MIAMI -- Byung-Hyun Kim is headed back to Arizona.

The Diamondbacks claimed the South Korean right-hander off waivers from the Florida Marlins on Friday.

Kim, who struck out a career-high 10 against the Rockies on Wednesday, was 6-5 with a 4.63 ERA with the Marlins and Rockies. Florida acquired him from Colorado on May 13, in a trade for reliever Jorge Julio.

Kim, 28, spent his first four-plus seasons as a reliever in Arizona, saving 70 games from 1999-2002. Kim was the closer for the Diamondbacks in their World Series championship season of 2001, surrendering two memorable game-blowing home runs to New York at Yankee Stadium before Arizona returned home to win the final two games.

Kim fell out of favor after the team put him in the starting rotation in 2003, and was traded on May 29, 2003 to the Boston Red Sox for Shea Hillenbrand.

The Diamondbacks also claimed infielder Jeff Cirillo off waivers from the Minnesota Twins on Friday.

To make room, Arizona moved Randy Johnson from the 60-day disabled list and designated infielder Brian Barden for assignment.

The Marlins started Friday's game against the Houston Astros with 24 players and will make a roster move on Saturday to replace Kim.
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김병현선수가 내년에도 콜로라도 록키스에서 뛰게 되었습니다.

내년 연봉은 2.5백불입니다. 올해 연봉은 1.5백만불이었는데 백만불이 올랐군요. 그만큼 팀에서 선발투수로 가치를 인정한 셈이군요. 올해는 8승11패 방어율 5.57을 기록했습니다. 처음으로 풀 타임 선발투수로 한 시즌를 지냈습니다. 아리조나, 보스턴, 콜로라도 등에서 통산 44승52패 방어율 4.15, 86 세이브를 기록하고 있는데, 작년 보스턴은 김병현을 콜로라도에 트레이드 하면서 2년 천만불 계약을 '실수'라고 표현했군요. 내년엔 좀 더 꾸준하고 안정된 모습을 보았으면 합니다. 올해는 너무 널뛰기 피칭을 많이 해서 다시 계약할 수 있을까 걱정이 되었었는데, 다행히 구단에서 옵션을 선택했습니다.

아래는 ESPN의 기사 원문입니다.

Rockies pick up '07 option on Byung-Hyun Kim
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DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies on Thursday exercised their $2.5 million option on right-handed pitcher Byung-Hyun Kim for next season.

Kim, who made $1.5 million last season, was 8-12 with a 5.57 ERA, 61 walks and 129 strikeouts last year, when he was used exclusively as a starter for the first time in his career.

In eight major league seasons with Arizona, Boston and Colorado, Kim is 44-52 with a 4.15 ERA with 86 saves.

Last year, Boston traded him to the Rockies and called his $10 million, two-year deal "a mistake." He is a native of South Korea.

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MLB Trade rumors 닷컴에 올라온 김병현선수 관련 글입니다.

김병현선수는 올해 1.5백만불 받는다. 2007년 옵션이 얼마인지 모르지만, 콜로라도 록키스 구단은 옵션을 행사할 것이다. (기본연봉은 1.25백만불이고, 2007년 buyout 옵션이 0.25백만불 있습니다. 또한 올해 던진 이닝수에 따라 최대 1백만불 인센티브 포함되어 있습니다.) 27살 한국사람인 그는 볼넷과 홈런허용 비율은 적당한 수준을 유지하고 있으며, 9이닝당 삼진비율은 7.5개로 훌륭한 편이다. 그는 이미 이번 시즌에 17번 선발 등판하였다. (2005년의 경우 22번 선발등판). 그는 대부분 팀 로테이션에서 좋은 제4선발이다.

참고 : 2006년 메이저리그 평균적인 투수 기록

AL: 방어율 4.59, 1이닝당 볼넷/안타 1.41, 9이닝당 볼넷 3.20, 삼진 6.38, 홈런허용 1.14
NL: 방어율 4.56, 1이닝당 볼넷/안타 1.42, 9이닝당 볼넷 3.43, 삼진 6.60, 홈런허용 1.12


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2006 League Averages for Pitchers:

AL: 4.59 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, 3.20 BB/9, 6.38 K/9, 1.14 HR/9
NL: 4.56 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 3.43 BB/9, 6.60 K/9, 1.12 HR/9

For league average, think your Jake Westbrooks, Cory Lidles, and Kevin Millwoods of the world.

Jason Johnson - The righthander turns 33 this October.  Giving him $3.5MM this year wasn't a bad gamble by the Indians, but it didn't work out.  After a 5.96 ERA in 14 starts for the Tribe, he was designated for assignment in June.  The next day Johnson was traded to Boston.  Two bad starts earned him a trip to Pawtucket.  He got the call again and has at least shown promise in his last two efforts.  Previously, Johnson was a league average 200 inning guy who kept the ball on the ground.  If the price is right he can be a decent fifth starter.

Byung-Hyun Kim - Kim makes $1.5MM this season.  I'm not sure of his option price for 2007, but I think the Rockies will exercise it.  The 27 year-old Korean has kept his walk and home run rates reasonable while striking out a respectable 7.5 batters per nine.  He's made 17 starts already this year after making 22 in 2005.  Kim makes a good #4 in most rotations.

Cory Lidle - The new Yankee and former replacement player makes a reasonable $3.3MM this year.  He throws groundballs and has good control.  Lidle has allowed a lot of home runs but has played in hitters' parks.  He's another league-average innings muncher.  A nice stint with New York might earn the 34 year-old more than he deserves.

Ted Lilly - The southpaw is making a bit more than $4MM this year.  He'll turn 30 this winter as he hits free agency for the first time.  The California native has control problems and gopheritis but a very healthy strikeout rate.  Ailments this year: stiff neck, shoulder tightness, and back problems.  Last year: shoulder blade discomfort, biceps tendinitis, shoulder pain, and a perceived lack of intensity.  Any team signing Lilly needs a good medical staff.

Greg Maddux -  Will the Professor play another year?  He'll turn 41 next spring.  He'll still a league-average innings guy who never misses a start.  That might not be worth $9MM but it's plenty valuable.  He'd be a fit with any West Coast team and could even return to the Cubs.  One more season should push him past Steve Carlton into the top-ten all-time for wins.

Jason Marquis - Marquis will turn 28 soon.  His 5.68 ERA doesn't look pretty.  Still, subtract a couple of save-the-bullpen thrashings and he has a 4.46 ERA.  That's about normal for Marquis.  However, his strikeout rate has plummeted to a dangerously low level the past two seasons and he's prone to the longball.  I'm not sure Marquis can provide even league-average work.  He'll make upwards of $5MM annually.

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