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Orioles' Kim Hyun-soo placed on DL with hamstring injury

All News 07:35 July 20, 2016

SEOUL, July 20 (Yonhap) -- Kim Hyun-soo of the Baltimore Orioles has been placed on the disabled list (DL) with a hamstring injury.

The Orioles put the South Korean outfielder on the 15-day DL on Tuesday (local time), retroactive to July 11.

Kim strained his right hamstring on July 10 while running out a grounder against the Los Angeles Angels. He had been held out of all four games since the All-Star break, but the club had been hoping Kim could avoid a trip to the DL.

Kim spent 10 seasons in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) before signing a two-year deal with the Orioles last December. He told the U.S. media on Monday he'd never missed so much time with an injury in his career.

Kim had a miserable spring but later established himself as a solid No. 2 hitter in one of the American League's most productive lineups. Kim has a .329/.410/.454 line with three home runs and 11 RBIs in 152 at-bats across 46 games.

Kim was the second South Korean to be placed on the DL on Tuesday, after the Los Angeles Dodgers placed their left-hander Ryu Hyun-jin on the 15-day DL with left elbow tendonitis.

Ryu had shoulder surgery in May last year and made one start this season, on July 7, before his elbow acted up.

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