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LA batters get no hits off Park

Published Oct. 6, 2005

Chan Ho Park, a 20-year-old rookie from South Korea, faced major league hitters for the first time and overpowered them for two innings Sunday at the Dodgers' intrasquad game in Vero Beach.

Park did not give up a hit and struck out three. His fastball has been clocked above 90 mph.

Also pitching for the Dodgers was Darren Dreifort, their No.

1 draft pick last June. He gave up one run on one hit in two innings.

"I thought Chan Ho Park and Darren Dreifort were exceptional," manager Tom Lasorda said. "Dreifort really threw the ball better than what the results indicate. I was very impressed with them.

"Chan Ho threw the ball great. They both showed a lot of poise."

Orel Hershiser and Tom Candiotti each pitched two scoreless innings. Tim Wallach hit a two-run homer and Brett Butler had a two-run triple.

Around the majors

Rangers: Sandy Koufax started a weeklong stint as a volunteer throwing coach at Texas' camp in Port Charlotte as a favor to manager Kevin Kennedy, a former coach and player in the Dodgers' system.

Orioles: Brady Anderson will shift from leftfield to center and Mike Devereaux will move from center to right. Rookie Jeffrey Hammonds will play left.

Marlins: Centerfielder Chuck Carr continued his walkout, though his agent indicated a willingness to compromise on his one-year, $490,000 asking price. The team has offered about $230,000 for one year.

Padres: Relief pitcher Trevor Hoffman agreed to a three-year contract, and shortstop Ricky Gutierrez agreed to a one-year deal.

White Sox: Michael Jordan faced 19 pitches from James Baldwin, who had trouble finding the plate. "I never pitched to a superstar before," Baldwin said. Jordan bunted twice, swung and missed twice and fouled six pitches. He put nine balls in play, four of which would have been hits, including a drive to right-center that would have been a double. After practice, a fence started to buckle as a crowd pressed toward Jordan.