Kim agrees to stay with Rockies for another season

Updated: January 6, 2006, 6:58 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Pitcher Byung-Hyun Kim stayed with the Colorado Rockies, agreeing Friday to a one-year contract.

Kim rejected salary arbitration on Dec. 19 and had until Sunday to re-sign. He is scheduled to take a physical next week before the contract is finalized.

Kim went 5-12 with a 4.86 ERA in 22 starts and 18 relief appearances last season. He allowed 42 earned runs in 84 innings at Coors Field, making his 4.50 ERA the fourth-lowest home ERA in franchise history for pitchers with at least 81 innings.

Colorado acquired the 26-year-old right-hander from the Boston Red Sox in a trade late in spring training.

Also Friday, the Rockies acquired infielder Josh Wilson from the Florida Marlins for a player to be named later or cash.

The 24-year-old Wilson went 1-for-10 in 11 games in his major league debut with Florida last season. He spent the rest of the season at Triple-A Albuquerque, where he batted .257 with 17 homers and 82 RBI, both career highs. He has batted .278 over seven minor league seasons.


Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press

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