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Dodgers ink S. Korean hurler for 6 years

Dec. 9, 2012 at 9:42 PM

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- South Korean pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu has signed a six-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, the team announced Sunday.

The agreement came as the Dodgers' exclusive window to negotiate with Ryu's South Korean team was about to close.

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Los Angeles won that right by posting $25.7 million with the Hanwha Eagles.

Ryu, 25, is a seven-year veteran of the Korea Baseball Organization, compiling a 98-52 record with a 2.80 ERA during his Asian career.

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