Rockies pick up '07 option on Byung-Hyun Kim

Updated: November 2, 2006, 3:55 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies on Thursday exercised their $2.5 million option on right-handed pitcher Byung-Hyun Kim for next season.

Kim, who made $1.5 million last season, was 8-12 with a 5.57 ERA, 61 walks and 129 strikeouts last year, when he was used exclusively as a starter for the first time in his career.

In eight major league seasons with Arizona, Boston and Colorado, Kim is 44-52 with a 4.15 ERA with 86 saves.

Last year, Boston traded him to the Rockies and called his $10 million, two-year deal "a mistake." He is a native of South Korea.


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