Baseball First baseman/designated hitter Byung-ho Park is en route from South Korea to Minnesota to meet with Twins officials and undergo a physical, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported, citing a translated report by a South Korean news agency.The Twins won the negotiating rights to the 29-year-old slugger earlier this month with a bid of $12.85 million. MORE: Worst November trades of all time | to investigate Puig's role in brawlPark could be introduced next week as the newest Twins player if “nego

tiations proceed smoothly,” the South Korean report says. According to the Pioneer Press, "Whether that means the Twins and Park have already come to an agreement or merely have made substantial progress is unclear at this point. Twins general manager Terry Ryan has expressed optimism about the team’s chances of signing their first high-end Asian free agent since Japanese infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka in the 2010-11 offseason."The Twins have until Dec. 8 to reach an agreement with Park, who starred in South Korea's title game victory over Team USA in the recent Premier 12 tournament.Former teammate Jung Ho Kang signed a four-year, $11 million deal with the Pirates last offseason. Given Kang's smooth transition to the majors, the Pioneer Press said Park might expect a deal guaranteeing $20 million to $30 million, citing unidentified people familiar with the player and the Korean baseball market.