SARASOTA, Fla. - The Orioles still haven’t announced the signing of Korean pitcher Suk-min Yoon, but he was sitting in the lobby outside of the clubhouse a few minute ago. One of his representatives from the Boras Corporation, Tad Hun Yo, sat next to him.
Yo said they’re also waiting for the results of yesterday’s physical, adding that Yoon prefers to work out in Sarasota and will attempt to avoid a return trip to South Korea.
Yoon reached agreement on his three-year deal on Thursday. Both sides are hoping for a Monday press conference to announce the signing.
Meanwhile, the Orioles are wrapping up their second official workout of spring training, with the last group of pitchers completing their bullpen sessions.
Dylan Bundy is off today, but he’s expected to extend his flat-ground session to 150 feet on Sunday.
Kelvin De La Cruz was supposed to throw off a bullpen mound in the fifth group, but he moved to a flat mound that’s normally used for rehabbing pitchers. Pitching coach Dave Wallace and head athletic trainer Richie Bancells watched him closely.
De La Cruz later ran sprints while Bancells monitored him. We’ll find out whether he’s dealing with an injury.
Update: De La Cruz said he pulled his left hamstring a month ago, but is fine now and expects to throw off a full mound on Monday.
The Cubs reportedly have signed utility player Emilio Bonifacio to a minor league deal. The Orioles made a play for him, but were unable to reach an agreement.
Alexi Casilla’s chances of making the team improved drastically with Bonifacio out of the picture.
Here’s photos and video from today’s second official workout:
Pitchers going through fielding practice.
Close-up look at the Orioles coming off the field.
No names on the jerseys. Need a scorecard.
Buck Showalter watches a pickoff drill.