Quick Yoon update

SARASOTA, Fla.- It’s all good.

Quick enough?

OK, I’ll elaborate a little bit.

The Orioles won’t announce the signing of Korean pitcher Suk-min Yoon tonight, according to sources, but confirmation will come on Sunday. Remain patient. It won’t be much longer.

The results of Yoon’s physical aren’t official, but one source said they’re “good.” As expected all along.

The shoulder injury that prompted Yoon’s move to the bullpen last season no longer is an issue.

Both sides anticipate a press conference on Monday, which should give the Korean media ample time to gather at the Ed Smith Stadium complex.

Though Yoon’s role is being determined, it appears that he will work out as a starter in camp. He also has experience as a late-inning reliever, which could fill another need on the club.

Also, the Orioles have been working to obtain a visa for Yoon via Canada, as previously reported, to spare him a return trip to South Korea. As it now stands, Yoon will be able to stay in Sarasota and work out with the team.

Anything to keep him in camp and prevent him from falling further behind the other pitchers.

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