The mystery team that won the bidding for Korean first baseman Byung-ho Park has finally been revealed.
The Minnesota Twins will be (unless they can't agree to a contract within 30 days) the new home for Park as the 29-year old moves to the U.S.
[SHOP: Gear up, White Sox fans!]
Park has put up video-game numbers in his last two season in South Korea. He's crushed 105 home runs and driven in 170 runs in the past two years. In 2015, his slash line was .343/.436/.714.
Park has also become an online sensation because of his insane bat flips that make Jose Bautista's look tame.
Unfortunately, reports are the bat flips won't be coming with him to Minnesota.
— Daniel Kim 대니얼 김 (@DanielKimW) November 9, 2015
But the interesting question may come with what the Twins will now do in their lineup with a surplus of hitters. Is Park going to start over fan favorite Joe Mauer at first base? One of them will likely become the DH which forces young slugger Miguel Sano back into the field.
There's talk of Sano trying out left field, but if he goes back to third, where does Trevor Plouffe go? And, maybe the craziest part of it all: Do the Twins and White Sox suddenly talk about a deal involving Plouffe? Trading within the division is always hard but you can never rule it out, especially when the Sox have a major need at third.