From MLBTR, it appears it was the Minnesota Twins that have won the negotiating rights with Byung-Ho Park.
Park, 29, is one of the top hitters in all of KBO, having slugged 105 homers over the past two seasons. He hit 53 homers in 2015 to go along with a batting line of .343/.436/.714, though it should be noted that the Korea Baseball Organization is a notoriously hitter-friendly environment. That didn’t stop Park’s former Nexen Heroes teammate, Jung Ho Kang, from posting strong numbers in his jump from KBO to MLB, however. Kang is the lone point of reference in terms of position players jumping from Korea to the Majors, and he went from a .356/.459/.739 triple-slash in Korea to an impressive .287/.355/.461 in his Major League debut (while playing in Pittsburgh, where PNC Park is a disadvantageous environment for right-handed power).
Well, now this is a surprise. The Twins were not one of the teams suspected of bidding at all, especially since they already have Joe Mauer at first and Trevor Plouffe at third. Maybe this means the Twins will be active in the trade market to free up a place for Park? Of course, the Twins still need to sign Park within the next thirty days. You can learn more about Park from our own @renaado.