KBO resumes secondary draft after four years…mandatory first-team registration

KBO resumes secondary draft for first time in four years…mandatory registration for first team

Professional baseball’s secondary draft is returning for the first time in four years.

The Korean Baseball Organization, or KBO, held its third board meeting today (Dec. 12) and announced that it will implement a second draft after this season ends.

The second draft will be held every other year, as before, with three rounds of nominations, and a mandatory first-team registration rule has been established to ensure that players who switch teams get as much playing time as possible.

The KBO has also revised its national team rules to allow the organization to revoke a player’s eligibility to participate in the Hangzhou Asian Games in October if he or she compromises the dignity of the tournament and the points awarded for that event.


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