Twins Players Introduce Korean Rookie To 'The Bachelor’

Twins Players Introduce Korean Rookie To The ‘Bachelor’ During the offseason, the Minnesota Twins signed Korean baseball star Byung Ho Park to a four-year/$12 million contract. Minnesota posted $12.85 million for the opportunity to sign the 29-year-old 1B/DH. Park led the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) in homeruns the last four seasons, including belting 52 and 53 blasts over each of the last two seasons. Park was named KBO MVP in both 2012 and 2013.

Now that the Twins have convened for spring training in Fort Myers, Florida, the team is doing its best to integrate Park into the world of Major League Baseball, as well as that of American culture. With this combined goal in mind, Monday night, Park (and his interpreter) joined teammates Brian Dozier and Trevor Plouffe at the home of Twins pitcher Phil Hughes.

Comically, the main purpose of the gathering was to combine a little camaraderie building with a viewing of ABC’s “The Bachelor.” Amazingly, Hughes is a fan of live tweeting his thoughts on the show. provides further background on Park’s introduction to American reality television.

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