South Korea baseballer gets police probe for match-fixing

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) " 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.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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