It’s an understatement that Kwang-hyun Kim (KK)’s foray into MLB has had its unexpected twists and turns. It felt proper to pause to appreciate what he’s gone through to get to this point in US MLB, of course, with the backdrop of not knowing anyone or the language:
- In the off-season, he was told he’d compete for a starting role, but the bullpen was a possibility.
- Back in the Normal Timeline of Spring Training 1.0, he performed well.
- A few days before Opening Day, he’s told he’ll not just be a relief pitcher but the closer, as El Gallo gets the 5th spot.