Easton’s Newest International Star Joins St. Louis Cardinals 60-Man Player Pool for 2020 Season

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (July 17, 2020) – Easton Diamond Sports, the industry leader in baseball-softball product innovation, today announced the signing of St. Louis Cardinals left-handed pitcher Kwang-Hyun Kim. The former ace of the SK Wyverns of the KBO League, and 2008 Olympic Gold medal winner at the Beijing Games, joins Easton’s impressive and culturally diverse group of player ambassadors.

Kim, who goes by “KK”, is a lefty fireballer who dreamed of playing for the Cardinals since he was young. His ability, sportsmanship and passions for the game make him a great addition to Team Easton.

“I am so excited to be affiliated with Easton as I make my start in MLB,” Kim said. “The Easton gear is fantastic, and I especially love my new Professional Collection Ball Glove.”

This season, Kim will compete with Easton’s Pro Collection Ball Gloves which have been completely redesigned for 2020. Other Team Easton MLB players will use Easton’s Pro Collection Wood Bats as well as introduce a brand-new series of Pro Collection Batting Gloves; catchers will wear Easton’s Pro X Catcher’s Gear.

“We are very pleased and honored to have Kwang-Hyun Kim join our team of elite athletes,” said Easton President Dan Jelinek. “He has proven himself to be a true superstar in the Korean KBO League, and we can’t wait to see what he can bring to Major League Baseball.”

Easton now has multiple, elite MLB players at every position on the field and Team Easton has expanded to include more MLB teams and markets. The complete Team Easton MLB roster for 2020 features: MLB All-Star Justin Turner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB All-Star Game MVP and World Series Champion Alex Bregman of the Houston Astros, two-time MLB All-Star Jose Ramirez of the Cleveland Indians, 2019 MLB All-Star Ketel Marte of the Arizona Diamondbacks, outfielder Kevin Pillar of the Boston Red Sox, catcher Austin Hedges of the San Diego Padres, outfielder Delino DeShields of the Cleveland Indians, infielder Ryon Healy of the Milwaukee Brewers, infielder Adalberto Mondesi of the Kansas City Royals, outfielder Ramon Laureano of the Oakland Athletics, pitcher Edwin Diaz of the New York Mets and catcher Francisco Cervelli of the Miami Marlins. Other recent additions include: Pitcher Caleb Ferguson of the Los Angeles Dodgers, outfielder Scott Heineman of the Texas Rangers, catcher Seby Zavala of the Chicago White Sox, infielder Ty France of the San Diego Padres, pitcher Taylor Guilbeau of the Seattle Mariners, catcher Jacob Nottingham of the Milwaukee Brewers, outfielder Michael Hermosillo of the Los Angeles Angels and pitcher Justin Shafer of the Cincinnati Reds.

Check out all of Team Easton’s MLB players and their gear by visiting https://www.easton.com/ and following Easton on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok.

About Easton:

Easton is the world's leading manufacturer of baseball and softball equipment, and the most iconic brand in these sports. Headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA, Easton Diamond Sports, LLC. manufactures bats, ball gloves, apparel, bags, batting gloves, helmets, catcher's equipment and related accessories. The company's commitment to innovation and game-changing technologies propelled Easton to the No. 1 bat position, including breakthrough technologies with aluminum and composite materials. As a result of this commitment to R&D and its storied brand heritage, Easton has long-standing relationships with Little League Baseball, USSSA Baseball & Softball, USA Baseball & Softball, hundreds of NCAA collegiate teams and numerous professional baseball and softball players. For more information, please visit: https://www.easton.com/.