According to Jon Heyman, the Twins have reached an agreement with Byung-ho Park. The contract is guaranteed for four years and $12 million, but comes with an option for a fifth year.
#MNTwins announce Park breakdown: 2016: $2,75M 2017: $2.75M 2018: $3.0M 2019: $3.0M 2020 (club option): $6.5M/$500K buyout.— Mike Berardino (@MikeBerardino) December 1, 2015
Park was one of the most prolific home run hitters in the KBO over the last four seasons, as he hit 173 big fly's over that time. He's also taken home a few awards in recent years, such as two KBO MVP's, three Gold Gloves, and was elected to two All-Star teams.
The biggest question surrounding Park's addition is where he'll play. His primary position in the KBO was first base, where Joe Mauer has been playing for the past two years. Park could also be Minnesota's DH, but that would seemingly only work if Miguel Sano could transition to third base or the outfield, full time.
Moving Sano to the outfield would be the easiest solution, as Trevor Plouffe is Minnesota's everyday third baseman. However if the Twins aren't confident in Sano's ability to play the outfield, it could force them to trade Plouffe, who's been linked to several teams this offseason.
This likely makes Trevor Plouffe available. Angels likely to have some interest. https://t.co/5cXLxJZXc9— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) December 1, 2015
It remains to be seen how the Twins will proceed, but they should at least expect to get more serious offers for Plouffe now that Park's deal is official.