Baseball-Ex-Cardinals pitcher Kim joins S. Korea's Landers in record KBO deal

FILE PHOTO: Sep 4, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Kwang Hyun Kim (33) throws a pitch in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

(Reuters) - Former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Kim Kwang-hyun has joined South Korean side SSG Landers on a four-year contract worth a KBO League record 15.1 billion won ($12.2 million), the team announced on Tuesday.

The 33-year-old represented SK Wyverns - the name of the Landers team before it changed owners - until 2019, before heading to the United States to play in Major League Baseball with the Cardinals.

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