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Chan Ho Park | Relief Pitcher

Team: International Player
Age / DOB:  (41) / 6/30/1973
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 212
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Hanyang Univ. (South Kore
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Chan Ho Park will announce his retirement from professional baseball on Friday in Seoul, South Korea.
Park spent the 2011 season with Japan's Orix Buffaloes and didn't pitch in 2012. The Korean right-hander had a 4.36 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in 1,993 career MLB innings before fizzling out with the Pirates in 2010. Thu, Nov 29, 2012 01:10:00 PM

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Chan Ho Park has signed a contract with Japan's Orix Buffaloes.

Park spoke with the Pirates about a contract last month, but the two sides never reached an agreement and the 37-year-old is now headed to Nippon Professional Baseball. He registered a 3.49 ERA and 23/7 K/BB ratio over 28 1/3 innings for the Bucs in 2010. The right-hander is probably done with his MLB career.
Mon, Dec 20, 2010 11:43:00 AM

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said that the "door is open" to free agent relief pitcher Chan Ho Park returning.

Huntington also said that the club hasn't contacted Park yet and that a deal wasn't imminent. Park, 37, posted a 3.49 ERA and 23/7 K/BB ratio over 28 1/3 innings after coming over from the Yankees in August. If Pittsburgh were to offer a major league contract, this seems like an obvious match, but if the Pirates present a minor league offer, Park might look elsewhere.
Tue, Dec 7, 2010 05:14:00 PM

According to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com, there is mutual interest between the Pirates and Chan Ho Park.

"We've expressed some interest and he has expressed some interest," said Pirates manager Neal Huntington. "But again, it's got to be the right fit for him, and it has to be the right fit for us. We're working through what that might be or may not be." Park, 37, posted a 3.49 ERA and 23/7 K/BB ratio over 28 1/3 innings after coming over from the Yankees in August. Langosch doesn't expect the Pirates to offer Park a major league contract, so the veteran reliever could easily end up elsewhere.
Wed, Nov 17, 2010 01:18:00 PM

Chan Ho Park is hoping to play one more season.

The 37-year-old Park has posted a 3.49 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 28 1/3 innings since arriving back in the National League and should be able to find a long-relief gig this winter. Heck, the Pirates just re-sign him.
Sat, Oct 2, 2010 09:56:00 PM

Pirates claimed RHP Chan Ho Park off waivers from the Yankees.

Park is expected to meet up with the Pirates on Friday. He was designated for assignment by the Yankees last week after posting a disappointing 5.60 ERA and 1.47 WHIP over 35 1/3 innings. The last-place Bucs are likely to use him in long relief and mop-up duty.
Wed, Aug 4, 2010 05:29:00 PM

Yankees designated RHP Chan Ho Park for assignment.

Park has been a huge disappointment after signing with the Yankees over the offseason, as he's posted a 5.60 ERA over 27 games. He's also spent time on the DL. With the Yanks acquiring Kerry Wood, Park became expendable.
Sat, Jul 31, 2010 04:45:00 PM

Jayson Stark of ESPN.com reports that the Yankees are trying to trade Chan Ho Park.

Park has been a pretty big dud since signing a one-year, $1.2 million contract in February, spending nearly a month on the DL with a hamstring injury and posting a disappointing 5.57 ERA over 25 relief appearances. The Yankees probably won't ask for much in return, but the 37-year-old right-hander isn't likely to drum up much interest.
Mon, Jul 26, 2010 08:25:00 PM

Yankees activated RHP Chan Ho Park from the 15-day disabled list.

Park has been been sidelined since the middle of April with a strained hamstring. He had a 1.06 WHIP in 5 2/3 innings before hitting the disabled list and should provide a nice boost to the Yanks' relief corps.
Mon, May 17, 2010 03:46:00 PM

Chan Ho Park (hamstring) threw a scoreless inning during a minor league rehab appearance with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday.

Park is scheduled to rejoin the Yankees on Sunday. He'll return to a 4.76 ERA over three appearances.
Fri, May 14, 2010 08:18:00 PM

Chan Ho Park (hamstring) will make a minor league rehab appearance with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday.

It should be enough for him to be activated this weekend against the Twins. Park has been on the disabled list since April 14 due to a strained right hamstring.
Thu, May 13, 2010 11:41:00 AM

Chan Ho Park (hamstring) is slated to make his first rehab appearance in an extended spring training on Wednesday.

He's expected to make another rehab appearance on Friday before being activated from the disabled list as soon as this weekend against the Twins. Park had a 4.76 ERA over his first three appearances before going on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring on April 14.
Wed, May 12, 2010 11:42:00 AM

Chan Ho Park (hamstring) threw 45 pitches Monday at the Yankees' spring training complex in Tampa, Florida.

Park reported feeling "great" soon after the workout and has been cleared to pitch in an extended spring training game Wednesday. If all goes well there, he should begin a rehab assignment over the weekend and rejoin the Yanks before the end of May. He was placed on the disabled list on April 14.
Tue, May 11, 2010 02:23:00 PM

An MRI on Chan Ho Park's tight right hamstring Wednesday revealed nothing out of the ordinary.

Park is continuing to rehab the injury at the Yankees' spring training complex in Tampa Bay, Florida. He was placed on the 15-day disabled last week and is hoping to return to the Yanks' bullpen in early May.
Wed, Apr 28, 2010 05:38:00 PM

Chan Ho Park still felt tightness in his right hamstring while throwing off flat ground in Tampa.

The Yankees won't push him any further until he can throw without pain, so there's no set timetable for his return.
Tue, Apr 27, 2010 07:23:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
1B1Nick Evans
2Brett Pill
3Mauro Gomez
LF1Fred Lewis
RF1Nick Evans
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Andrew Albers
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Luis Mendoza