The Blue Jays are one of the teams that has placed a bid on Korean right hander Suk-min Yoon, according to the Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo. Yoon is one of the few players remaining that does not come with the added cost of a draft pick.
Since Hyun-jin Ryu left the Korean Baseball Organization, Yoon has been widely considered the ace of the league.
The 27-year-old dominated the KBO as a starter in 2011 and 2012, but a shoulder injury caused him to scale back his workload. He pitched much more out of the bullpen in 2013, posting a 3.60 ERA in 19 relief appearances compared to a 4.16 ERA in 11 starts.
With experience as both a starter and a reliever, Yoon could be considered more of a swingman for interested clubs. However, if the bidding reaches substantial enough figures, the winning team might feel the need to use him as a starter to justify their investment. That could lead to a transition period in the minors or a slow integration into the rotation from the bullpen, depending on the depth of the organization he signs with.