Sat, 05 Aug 2006 10:58:32 -0700
CBS SportsLine.com reports Yomiuri Giants 1B Seung-Yeop Lee, of the Japanese League, is drawing interest from the New York Yankees as a possible offseason acquisition. Lee drew interest from the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2004 but didn't like their offer and returned to Japan. Lee has hit 400 career home runs in the Japanese League.
Thu, 06 Jul 2006 13:00:55 -0700
CNNSI's Jon Heyman reports several teams, including the New York Yankees, are scouting Japanese slugger Seung-Yeop Lee. He leads the Central League with 26 home runs and a .646 slugging percentage.
Sun, 22 Jan 2006 12:38:46 -0800
Updating a previous item, Japanball.com reports the Yomiuri Giants have signed South Korean free agent 1B Seung-Yeop Lee to a one-year contract worth an estimated 210 million yen, including a 50 million yen signing bonus.
Sun, 15 Jan 2006 14:42:19 -0800
Japanball.com reports the Chiba Lotte Marines have released South Korean 1B Seung-Yeop Lee after failing to reach an agreement on a new salary. The 29-year-old Lee, who hit .260 with 30 home runs and 82 RBI with Chiba Lotte last season, is considering a move to the major leagues and has been in contact with his U.S. agent.
Sat, 29 Nov 2003 21:45:17 -0800
Phil Rogers of The Chicago Tribune is reporting the Los Angeles Dodgers are considering signing South Korean slugger Seung-Yeop Lee to fill their hole at first base. Lee set an Asian record with 56 homers last season for the Samsung Lions.
Sun, 23 Nov 2003 11:08:46 -0800
Ross Newhan of The Los Angeles Times reports free agent 1B Seung-Yeop Lee of South Korea visited with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, Nov. 21. Lee, along with his wife and agent John Kim, met with General Manager Dan Evans and other team officials at Dodger Stadium. Lee, known as the Lion King in South Korea, hit an Asian record 56 home runs in 2003, breaking the record of Japanese great Sadaharu Oh. The Dodgers are looking at him for a reserve role. Meanwhile, Lee has already met with the Seattle Mariners and is expected to talk with the New York Mets.