South Korea baseballer gets police probe for match-fixing

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) South Korean police say they've investigated a baseball player who confessed to his team about match-fixing.

The investigation of Yoo Chang-sik, a left-handed pitcher for Kia Tigers, came four days after prosecutors indicted two other players on match-fixing allegations.

Police said Yoo told investigators Monday that he deliberately allowed walks in the first innings during two games in 2014 when he was playing for Hanwha Eagles.

Police cited Yoo as saying he took a total of $2,640 in return from a broker.

The Korean Baseball Organization previously said that Yoo had reported to his team that he manipulated one game.

Police said they'll likely request prosecutors to indict Yoo.

South Korea's major professional sports leagues, including baseball and soccer, have been rocked by match-fixing scandals in recent years that have led to jail sentences and lifetime bans of several players and coaches.

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