|2017 Spring Training Stats||45||8||16||4||9||0||.356||.412||1.078|
|Spring Training Career Stats||103||15||31||7||22||0||.301||.339||.893|
|MLB Career Stats||215||28||41||12||24||1||.191||.275||.684|
Kennys Vargas will get a second opinion on his left foot after taking a foul ball off it on Saturday, and his roster chances appear hurt as a result, leaving ByungHo Park as the favorite to be the Twins' Opening Day designated hitter.
The Twins are more than halfway through Spring Training, and the roster competitions are starting to take shape, especially with the news Saturday that Trevor May was diagnosed with a torn right ulnar collateral ligament and is expected to miss the season.
|February 9, 2017||Minnesota Twins sent Byungho Park outright to Rochester Red Wings.|
|February 3, 2017||Minnesota Twins designated Byungho Park for assignment.|
|October 3, 2016||Minnesota Twins recalled DH Byungho Park from Rochester Red Wings.|
|September 7, 2016||Rochester Red Wings activated DH Byungho Park from the 7-day disabled list.|
|August 14, 2016||Rochester Red Wings placed DH Byungho Park on the 7-day disabled list. Right wrist tendinitis.|
|July 1, 2016||Minnesota Twins optioned 1B Byungho Park to Rochester Red Wings.|
|December 1, 2015||Minnesota Twins signed free agent Byungho Park.|
Byung Ho Park...wife, Ji Yoon Yi...son, Seung Ri Park...attended Seong-Nam High School in Seoul, South Korea...played for South Korean under-18 national team and participated in the World Junior Baseball Championship in Taiwan, helping win the Bronze Medal along with current Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang.2015
Spent fifth straight season with Nexen Heroes of the Korean Baseball Organization…Reached base safely in 28 straight games April 18-May 21…Recorded four two-homer games on the season…Hit at least .319 in April (.376), May (.324), June (.390), July (.357), August (.319) and September (.354)…Hit .368 (35-for-95) against left-handed pitching and .329 (113-for-343) with 58 extra-bats hits (23 doubles, 1 triple, 34 home runs) off right-handed pitching…Hit .312 (82-for-263) with bases empty, .374 (99-for-265) with runners on base, .429 (6-for-14) with bases loaded (3 grand slams), and .375 (54-for-144) with runners in scoring position…Hit in number four spot in Nexen lineup with exception of one plate appearance (1 walk in 7th spot)…Helped lead Nexen to lead KBO in runs scored (938) and home runs (212); hit 25% of Nexen's home runs…Set career-highs in games (140), at-bats (528), runs scored (129), hits (181), doubles (35), home runs (53), RBI (146), batting average (.343) and slugging percentage (.714)…Led the KBO in home runs, total bases (377) and RBI, while setting a new league record for RBI...also ranked second in runs scored and slugging percentage, third in hits, fifth in batting average and on-base percentage (.436), and tied for fifth in doubles…Named Player of the Year by The Korean Professional Baseball Alumni Association...Played in seven games for Korea in the WBSC Premier12 in Japan in November, hitting .207 (6-for-29) with one double, one triple, two home runs, four RBI, four walks and four runs scored; including a three-run homer in the finals vs. USA…Named seventh best prospect in Twins system by Baseball America, entering 2016.