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Park arrives to Dodgers camp to help Ryu


GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Chan Ho Park, who blazed the trail from Korea to the Major Leagues, has been brought into camp to watch, and work out with, fellow Korean Hyun-Jin Ryu.

Park was a Dodger twice for a total of nine seasons, and when he arrived in 1994, he was the first Korean to sign as an amateur and go to the Major Leagues.

"Chan Ho was very influential to me and very helpful and has given me insight into playing in the Major Leagues and giving me the dream to play in the Major Leagues," Ryu said late last year, after the Dodgers won the rights to negotiate with him. "As a baseball alumni, he's teaching me the ropes."

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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