Dodgers add Korean radio broadcasts


LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers announced Tuesday they have formed a partnership with a radio station to broadcast 60 regular-season games in Korean starting with tonight’s game started by Hyun-Jin Ryu. The games will air on Radio Korea 1540 AM.

Radio Korea has broadcast Dodgers games in the past, including when Chan Ho Park was pitching for the team in the 1990s.

Ryu will become the 14th South Korean to play in the major leagues and the fourth to play for the Dodgers. Park was with the Dodgers from 1994 to 2001 and 2008.

Due to a new rule, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly will be allowed to take an interpreter to the mound with him when he wants to talk to Ryu, who speaks little English. The Dodgers posted $25 million to Ryu’s Korean Baseball Organization team and then paid Ryu $36 million to sign with them in December.