Orioles’ RHP Yoon finally will debut Saturday vs. Yankees
SARASOTA, Fla. — South Korean right-hander Suk-min Yoon will finally make his debut with the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday against the New York Yankees.
Yoon joined his teammates in the clubhouse Friday after spending several days in Canada obtaining his work visa. He flew out of Sarasota on Sunday and was scheduled to return Wednesday, but his flight was canceled because of weather.
The 27-year-old Yoon signed a three-year, $5.75 million contract with the Orioles in mid-February.
He was both a starter and reliever in nine seasons for the KIA Tigers. He will pitch in relief against the Yankees.
Yoon says he wants to get his feel for pitching on a mound.
Asked if he might have the jitters on Saturday, Yoon says he’s nervous every time he throws. He say he’ll ”have those butterflies in my stomach, of course, but I’ll be fine.”