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FA catcher Lee Ji-young to SSG with ‘sign-and-trade’…Kim Min-sik?

Free agent catcher Lee Ji-young (37) has landed with the SSG Landers.
“We have acquired catcher Lee Ji-young in a trade with the Kiwoom Heroes for 250 million won in cash and a 2025 third-round rookie pick,” the SSG team said in a press release on the afternoon of the 12th.

Lee Ji-young previously signed an F.A. contract with the Kiwoom Heroes for two years and a total of 400 million won ($350 million in annual salary and $50 million in options).

Due to the compensation rules (100% of the previous year’s salary plus one player outside of the 25 protected players or 200% of the previous year’s salary), it was difficult for Lee to move to another club.

Lee’s salary last year was 500 million won.

This is how the sign-and-trade between Kiwoom and ESG came about.

ESG will inherit the terms of Lee Ji-young’s contract from Kiwoom.
Lee joined the Samsung Lions as a developmental player in 2008 and helped the team win three Korean Series titles.

After moving to Kiwoom in 2020, she gained a lot of experience leading the squad as the starting catcher.



He was also selected for the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC).

His career stats include 1270 games played, a .280 batting average with 942 hits and 368 RBIs.

“With 16 years of exemplary playing career and excellent skills, Lee Ji-young is expected to lead our pitching staff and be a good mentor for our young catching staff,” the ESG said in a statement. 카지노사이트가이드

“It means a lot to me to play in my hometown of Incheon.

I will try to contribute a lot to the team’s victories this season and become a player loved by the fans.”
With Lee Ji-young’s move to ESG, attention is also focused on the future of main catcher Kim Min-sik (34), who declared his FFA from ESG.

Kim Min-sik is an F.A. C player, which means he has relatively low compensation (150% of the previous year’s salary) and is free to move to another team.

Kim’s salary last year was 140 million won.

Any club that wants to sign him will only have to pay ESG 210 million won in cash without any compensatory players.

Kim Min-sik has been negotiating with ESG, but the differences in their positions are quite large.

With the signing of Lee Ji-young, it seems that ESG has taken the lead in the negotiations.

Kim Jae-hyun, president of ESG, told Hankyoreh, “The difference in the guaranteed amount was too large.

Since the situation has changed, the club’s offer will also change.”

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