Orioles pitcher Yoon poised for debut vs Yankees

Orioles pitcher Yoon to make debut in exhibition game against Yankees

Orioles pitcher Yoon poised for debut vs Yankees

SARASOTA, Florida (AP) -- South Korean pitcher Suk-min Yoon will finally make his debut with the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday against the New York Yankees.

Yoon joined his teammates in the clubhouse on Friday after spending several days in Canada obtaining his work visa. He flew out of Sarasota on Sunday and was scheduled to return on Wednesday, but his flight was canceled because of weather.

The 27-year-old Yoon signed a three-year, $5.75 million contract with the Orioles in mid-February.

He was both a starter and reliever in nine seasons for the KIA Tigers. He will pitch in relief against the Yankees.

Yoon says he wants to get his feel for pitching on a mound.

Asked if he might have the jitters on Saturday, Yoon says he's nervous every time he throws. He say he'll "have those butterflies in my stomach, of course, but I'll be fine."

Updated : 2021-02-27 14:59 GMT+08:00