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Dodgers News: LA Officially Signs Korean Pitcher Hyun-Suk Jang

The Dodgers have officially signed Korean pitching prospect Hyun-Suk Jang for $900,000. After reports have surfaced all week about the two sides potentially reaching a deal, the confirmed news was reported on Tuesday by tons of media outlets in Korea.

Jang also reportedly had a statement come out, as reported by Dan Kurtz of MyKBO. Here’s the translation to the best of Kurtz’s abilities:

“I am honored to join the Dodgers. I will work hard to become a player who deserves the honor of being signed by them.”

This is very exciting news, as Jang is an incredible 19-year-old pitching prospect. Jang already throws 97 mph, and has a pitch mix that includes a fastball, curveball, changeup, slider and sweeper.

Jang was expected to be the top pick in the KBO Draft, but instead wanted to play in the United States, and the Dodgers gave him that opportunity.

It’ll likely be a little while until we see Jang with the big league club, but expect LA to work with him as they hope to turn him into a future star in the MLB.

The Dodgers obviously have a long history of adding international players such as Hyun-Jin Ryu, Kenta Maeda and Hideo Nomo, and hopefully Jang has a similar career to all of them in Los Angeles.

Congrats to Jang and the Dodgers on making this deal happen. Dodger fans should be very excited to see what he can do in the MLB.

Enjoy some highlights of Jang:

Photo Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

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Noah Camras

Noah is an Editor for Dodgers Nation. He graduated from USC in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and minor in Sports Media Studies. He's been a Dodger fan his whole life, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin.

One Comment

  1. At least the Dodgers didn’t sit on their hands and wait for something to happen like they did before the trade deadline…

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