Orioles release Suk-min Yoon so he can sign with Korean team

Suk-min Yoon only appearances with the major league Orioles came in spring training last year.

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The Baltimore Orioles have released right-hander Suk-min Yoon.

The move enables the 28-year-old to return to South Korea, where he will reportedly sign with the Kia Tigers.

Yoon signed a three-year contract with the Orioles in February 2013 for $5.575,000 but was removed from the 40-man roster last August.

After going 4-8 with a 5.74 ERA for Triple-A Norfolk, Yoon was not invited to major league spring training this year.