LG Twins pitcher Ko Woo-seok’s move to the major leagues is not expected to happen anytime soon.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on Nov. 12 (KST) that “the signing of a reliever will be a slower process than adding a starting pitcher.헤라카지노
Ko Woo-seok will challenge the major leagues through the post. From 10 p.m. on Dec. 5 to 7 a.m. on Jan. 4, he will be free to negotiate with 30 major league clubs.
So far, the St. Louis Cardinals are the only club that has actually been mentioned in local media regarding Ko Woo-seok. With Shohei Ohtani’s decision to sign with the Los Angeles Dodgers, the biggest free agent signing of the past 10 days, it seems like the next big thing is coming, but Ko will have to wait a bit longer.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported, “The situation (with the Cardinals) hasn’t changed much in the last five or six days. The Cardinals have been linked to Goesuk for some time. The Cardinals have not yet signed any relievers to free agency.
For now, the Cardinals are prioritizing starting pitching. The Cardinals received two pitchers in the July 9 trade of starting outfielder Tyler O’Neill to the Boston Red Sox. They got right-handed reliever Nick Robertson and right-handed starting pitching prospect Victor Santos.
Robertson is a 2023 rookie with a 6.04 ERA, so he’s not an immediate starter.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports, “The Cardinals are still in talks to trade a starting pitcher. As of Dec. 12, not much has changed. It’s something to keep an eye on. Expect some movement this week.
The trade deadline for Woo-Seok Ko is still more than three weeks away. The Cardinals will likely take care of their starting pitching needs first and wait until mid-December before turning their attention to Goh.
Earlier, American media outlet ‘Yardbarker’ reported on March 26 that ‘According to various sources, St. Louis has shown interest in LG closer Ko Woo-seok. St. Louis has a big hole in its roster and is in urgent need of pitching reinforcements’.
Yardbarker added, ‘Woo-seok appears to have major league-level stuff. His fastball sits in the mid-90s and has been clocked as high as 98 mph. He mostly uses a fastball and a cut fastball. His occasional off-speed curveball is of good quality. He has the potential to develop further and could be an upper mid-rotation prospect at the very least.
In seven seasons in the KBO, Go has a 19-26 record with a 3.19 ERA in 353 games, 367 1/3 innings pitched, six shutouts and 138 saves. In 2022, he was 4-2 with a 1.48 ERA in 61 games and 60⅔ innings pitched with 42 saves.