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KBO: Another active pitcher to be questioned about spot fixing

by on Mar.02, 2012 @ 11:46 pm, under Other

The Korea Herald is reporting that a second active KBO player, Hyun-Jun Park, is suspected of fixing games.  A snip:

Park Hyun-jun, a right-hander for the LG Twins in the Korea Baseball Organization, appeared before prosecutors in Daegu. Park is under suspicion of accepting bribes in return for trying to fix baseball games last season.

His teammate, pitcher Kim Seong-hyun, was put under arrest Thursday for his alleged connection in the fixing scandal. He was charged with taking kickbacks from a gambling broker and deliberating issuing first-inning walks last year.

... Park and Kim are suspected of having taken part in "spot fixing," an activity where particular plays, such as first-inning walks by a starter, are fixed. Spot fixing is considered more difficult to detect than match fixing attempts, since fixed plays are often seemingly inconsequential plays with little impact on the outcome of the game.