On February 22, Park made it official. While at South Korea, he reported that he signed a contract with the team he pitched against in the Fall Classic: the New York Yankees. The deal is said to be worth $1.2million for 1 year, and includes incentives, which can make the deal worth up to $1.5million. He pitched in 45 games last year, starting 7 games. His final ERA of the 09' campaign was 4.43 and went 3-3. Even though he can start, he will serve his role out of the 'pen. The starting job either goes to Chamberlain, Hughes, Aceves, Gaudin, or Mitre. The 36 year old veteran stated that ""I was deliberating on the Chicago Cubs and the Yankees, but their history and championship contention resulted in me picking the Yankees," ... "Until last night, I was leaning toward the Cubs."
This seems like just last year, when Pat Burrell signed with the Rays, the team he faced in the World Series.