Via Evan Grant: The bidding for Korean left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu closed at 5pm ET today. Phil Rogers says the Cubs submitted a bit and Grant thinks the Rangers did, but that’s all we know at this point.
Ryu, 25, has been one of the best pitchers in KBO over the last several years and everything you need to know about him is right here. The Hanwha Eagles now have four days to either accept or reject the high bid. Apparently Ryu and the Eagles have already agreed to a minimum bid amount, so he’ll stay in Korea for another year if no team met that minimum. This whole process has been pretty quiet, so we have no idea which teams have serious interest and which are just doing their due diligence.