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Lotte renews contract with Barnes and recruits new foreign hitter Reyes

Professional baseball Lotte Giants have completed forming foreign players for the 2024 season.Lotte announced on the 17th that it had re-signed left-handed pitcher Charlie Barnes (28), who has been on the mound for the past two seasons, and recruited outfielder Victor Reyes (29) as a new foreign hitter.Barnes will receive a total of $1.35 million in 2024, with a guaranteed amount of $1.2 million and an incentive of $150,000, while Reyes will receive a guaranteed amount of $700,000 and an incentive of $250,000.Barnes, who wore a Lotte uniform in 2022, recorded 12 wins, 12 losses, and an average ERA of 3.61 in his first year in the KBO League, and 11 wins, 10 losses, and an average ERA of 3.28 this season.

Although he did not show an overwhelming performance on the mound, he pitched a total of 356⅔ innings in the last two seasons, the second most innings in the league.The Lotte club evaluated, “It achieved 10 wins in the KBO League for two consecutive seasons, and in the second half of the 2023 season, it ranked first in the league with an ERA of 2.05, showing stable game management.” He then added, “He was highly evaluated for his ability to play consistent innings, and he is a proven left-handed first starter who has adapted to the league.”Barnes said, “I am happy to have the opportunity to work with Lotte once again. “I want to return to Busan as soon as possible and throw in front of the fans who give me the best support,” he said.The new foreign hitter revealed is Reyes, a right-handed outfielder who can play both sides of the plate.Reyes, who is 196cm tall and weighs 87kg, is a player who plays all outfield positions and has a batting average of 0.264 in 394 games over five seasons in the U.S. Major League Baseball (MLB).He is a player who has both contact ability and batting speed with a simple swing, and in the 2023 season, he hit 20 home runs in Triple A under the 카지노사이트킹 Chicago White Sox, proving his slugging ability.

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