South Korean pitcher Park signs with NY Yankees

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SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean pitcher Park Chan-ho has signed a one-year, $1.2 million deal with the New York Yankees, the right-hander said on his website Monday.

The deal could earn Park, who has also pitched for the Phillies, Dodgers, Rangers, Padres and Mets, an extra $300,000 in bonuses.

"(I) decided to go with the Yankees because of their tradition and history," he said on his website (, adding that there was also a good chance of going to the World Series with the team.

Park was used as a relief pitcher by the Phillies in four games of last season's World Series against the Yankees without giving up an earned run.

The Yankees won the best-of-seven series 4-2.

Park, 36, broke into Major League Baseball with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1994. The former All Star has a career record of 120 wins and 95 losses with an earned run average of 4.35.

(Reporting by Christine Kim and Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Peter Rutherford)