(Courtesy of Getty Images)
Masahiro Tanaka continues to be the most sought after international free agent pitcher, and justifiably so, but the Yankees aren't limiting their international pitching options to just him. While dishing a harsh slice of truth on the state of the Yankees' reputation in the free agent world last week, Scott Boras also did some promotional work for a new client of his, 27-year-old right-handed pitcher Suk-Min Yoon from South Korea.
If you've never heard of Yoon, don't fret. You're not alone. He's been well under the MLB radar for most baseball fans and writers despite being one of the best pitchers in the Korean Baseball Organization for years. His team, the Kia Tigers, did not allow him to go through the MLB posting process after the 2011 and 2012 seasons, and so this offseason he's working to finally become available as a traditional free agent. He's obviously an unknown commodity in the MLB landscape, and he does have some legitimate concerns attached to him. But for the right price, he could be a low-risk/high-reward asset for the Yankees to add to next season's pitching competition.