12/11/2010 3:51pm JST
JoongAng Ilbo reports that Bae is a hepatitis B carrier and that an elbow surgery he required in 2007 (he flew out to LA) was denied because blood tests on his liver didn't come back very good. Whether or not that's the reason why the Swallows turned Bae down is not known. If Bae stays in Korea, it will be with Samgung. (via Sponichi)
12/10/2010 6:13pm JST
According to Sponchi, the Yakult Swallows have apparently given up on Young-Soo Bae after he failed to pass a team physical. Some close to the situation told reporters that there wasn't anything wrong with the right elbow, but rather something with his health. The Swallows obviously won't go into any further details out of respect for Bae's privacy.
The Swallows and Bae had already agreed on a deal with the Swallows going so far as picking out a number for him.