South Korean pitcher probed for match-fixing


South Korean police say they’re investigating a baseball player who confessed to his team about match-fixing.

The investigation of Yoo Chang-sik, a left-handed pitcher for Kia Tigers, came four days after prosecutors indicted two other players on match-fixing allegations.

The Korean Baseball Organization on Sunday said Yoo had reported to his team that he deliberately allowed a walk in the first inning during a 2014 game when he was playing for Hanwha Eagles.

Media reports say Yoo took $4,400 in return from a broker.

Police on Monday said they’ll likely request prosecutors to indict Yoo.

South Korea’s major professional sports leagues, including baseball and soccer, have been rocked by match-fixing scandals in recent years that have led to jail sentences and lifetime bans of several players and coaches.

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