By Yoo Jee-ho
SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Yonhap) — About two weeks before the start of spring training across the league, the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) has been rocked by its latest gambling scandal.
The Doosan Bears on Tuesday asked the KBO to place two of their minor leaguers, pitcher Jeong Hyun-wook and catcher Kwon Ki-young, on the inactive list, for engaging in illegal betting activities.
Once placed there, they must be reinstated by the league commissioner before they can play again.
Though the latest incident involved little-known minor leaguers, their lack of star power is beside the point. The aftermath of the damaging match-fixing scandal from 2012 and from 2016 is still fresh on the minds of many in the league. Along t…
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