Seattle Mariners to Start South Korean Baseball Player Lee Dae Ho
David Lee, March 29, 2016, 8:06 a.m.
Lee Dae-ho of the Seattle Mariners was included in the 40-man roster, and he will be part of the 25-man roster for the beginning of the season. With an impressive showing during spring training, Lee is now guaranteed a payroll of US$1 million, and his salary can go up to US$4 million based on his performance (US$1=W1,167). During spring training, Lee went 11-for-44 with a batting average of 0.250 in 19 games.
"This is only the beginning. It is not over just because I'm on the 25-man roster," Lee said. Meanwhile, Kim Hyun-soo of the Baltimore Orioles, who struggled in spring training, is facing an uncertain future as to if he will be able to start the season.
Regarding Kim's spot on the team, Orioles manager Buck Showalter told local media, "So we'll see what the next few days bring. We've got some tough decisions to make."