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01/06/2006 6:05 PM ET
Rockies agree to terms with RHP Byung-Hyun Kim
INF Josh Wilson acquired from Florida
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DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies announced this afternoon that they have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with right-handed pitcher Byung-Hyun Kim. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, per club policy. Additionally, the club acquired infielder Josh Wilson from the Florida Marlins in exchange for a player to be named later or cash.

Kim, who will turn 27 on January 19, went 5-12 with a 4.86 ERA in 40 games/22 starts for Colorado last season while establishing career highs in innings (148.0) and strikeouts (115). He went 5-9, 4.37 in a career-high 22 starts and was in the rotation for most of the season's final four months. Kim, who was acquired in a trade late in spring training, compiled a 4.50 ERA (84.0 ip, 42 er) in 21 games/13 starts at Coors Field, the fourth-lowest home ERA in Rockies history (minimum 81.0 innings).

The Rockies had offered arbitration to Kim on December 7 and had until Sunday to secure a deal. Kim is scheduled to take a physical to finalize the contract next week. He has a career record of 36-40 with a 3.76 ERA in 339 games/38 starts over seven major league seasons.

Wilson, 24, made his major league debut with Florida last season, going 1-for-10 in 11 games in the big leagues. He spent the rest of the season at Triple-A Albuquerque, batting .257 while logging career highs in home runs (17) and RBI (82). Originally a third round draft selection by Florida in 1999, Wilson has been named a league All-Star twice in his minor league career. Primarily a shortstop, he has also seen action at second base. He has batted .278 over seven minor league seasons.

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