Saturday, March 10, 2018

Pirates sign 18-year-old Korean shortstop Ji-Hwan Bae.

Via Joong-ang Ilbo.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed 18-year-old Korean shortstop Ji-Hwan Bae (배지환), according to Pirates Prospects. Bae, from Daegu, signed with Atlanta in September 2017 but his contract, along with 12 others, was voided in November. Not counting Jung-ho Kang, who remains out of the country because of legal issues, Bae is the only Korean player in the Pirates system, though at this point he is still several years away from figuring into plans at the Major League level.