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Marines taking a look at Dong Joo Kim

by on Oct.27, 2009 @ 9:24 am, under NPB

The Chiba Lotte Marines appear to be interested in Doosan Bears' 33-year-old Dong Joo Kim (INF) out of the Korean Baseball League.

According to Sponichi, one of the problems with acquiring Kim might be his salary demands.  Kim made 56M yen this past season and might be looking for a yearly salary over 100M yen in order to come to Japan.  However, Kim did say, during the 2008 off-season, that he wants to come to Japan and that he isn't concerned about the money.

Kim has hit 233 home runs in his career and was a member of the 2000 Sydney Olympics teams, the 2006 WBC team, and the 2008 Beijing Olympics team.

2009 Season

G AB R H HR RBI SB BB/HBP SO GIDP BA OBP
105 354 63 125 19 86 3 69 55 17 .353 .455