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Yoo Chang-sik under police investigation for match-fixing

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korean police say they have investigated a baseball player who confessed to his team about match-fixing.

The investigation of Yoo Chang-sik, a left-handed pitcher for the Kia Tigers, came four days after prosecutors indicted two other players on match-fixing allegations.

According to police, Yoo told investigators Monday that he deliberately allowed walks in the first innings during two games in 2014 when he was playing for the Hanwha Eagles.

Police cited Yoo as saying he took a total of $2,640 in return from a broker.

The Korean Baseball Organization previously said that Yoo had reported to his team that he manipulated one game.

Police said they will likely request prosecutors to indict Yoo.

South Korea's major professional sports leagues, including baseball and soccer, have been rocked by match-fixing scandals in recent years that have led to jail sentences and lifetime bans of several players and coaches.