Outfielder Park Yong-taek signed a 4-year deal to stay with the LG Twins.
SK played a two-game series with CPBL champ Brother Elephants last weekend. Both teams looked like they hadn't played in weeks. SK lost the first game 3-2 because they were shut down by the Elephants'' foreign pitchers. Orlando Roman threw seven innings of two-run ball. He gave up only six hits, two walks and a hit batsman while stiking out eight. Carlos Castillo threw two scoreless innings to earn the win. Jeon Byeong-doo threw 5 2/3 innings of scoreless relief to keep SK in the game after Gary Glover was chased from the game in the third inning. SK actually held a 2-1 lead in the ninth inning, but a rusty bullpen allowed the Elephants to win on a walk-off double.
SK took the second game 5-2 behind a solid game from Ken Kadokura. Kadokura threw seven scoreless innings. Ken allowed only six hits and one walk while striking out six. SK rallied for two runs in the sixth and three more in the seventh to essentially put the game out of reach. First baseman Lee Ho-joon went 2-3 with an RBI. Outfielder Lim Hoon came in as a defensive sub and went 1-1 with a pair of RBIs.
The next baseball action we'll be able to see on the peninsula is on Saturday. SK will play the Chiba Lotte Marines at the Tokyo Dome at 2 PM Korea time while the Korean national team will play the Taiwanese national team at 7 PM Korean time.