Infielder Kim Min-seong, traded after signing a free agent contract After 14 years, I went to my parents’ home, Lotte.
Up to 3-year, total 900 million won FA contract with original team LG, LG gave up Kim Min-sung and received Lotte infielder Kim Min-soo
Veteran infielder Kim Min-seong (36) returns to his ‘home team’ Lotte Giants.
The LG Twins announced on the 26th, “We have signed a free agent (FA) contract with Min-seong Kim for a contract period of up to 3 years (2+1 year) and a total of KRW 900 million (down payment of KRW 200 million, annual salary of KRW 500 million, and options of KRW 200 million).” 카지노사이트
LG, which made a trade with Lotte immediately after signing the free agent contract, said, “We carried out a 1-to-1 trade to let go of Kim Min-seong and acquire infielder Kim Min-soo (26) from Lotte.”
Kim Min-seong played all infield positions last year and contributed to LG’s victory. After the 2023 season, he became eligible for his second free agency.
As negotiations with LG, which initially expressed its intention to capture all internal free agents, became prolonged, the club and player sought a new path through sign-and-trade.
Lotte is the team that Kim Min-seong first played for in his professional career. Kim Min-seong, who was selected by Lotte with the 13th pick in the second round of the 2007 rookie draft, was traded to Nexen Heroes (now Kiwoom Heroes) in 2010 and left the team.
With this trade, he will be wearing the Lotte uniform again after 14 years.
The team that recruits FA B-grade Kim Min-seong must pay compensation players in addition to 25 protected players and 100% of the previous annual salary or 200% of the previous annual salary to LG, the original club. However, Lotte minimized his bleeding by bringing in Kim Min-seong through a sign-and-trade.
Lotte said of Kim Min-seong, “As a professional player, he has a strong sense of responsibility and can play all infield positions,” and added, “We expect him to become a leader who serves as an example to the young players.”
Minseong Kim said, “I feel new when I return to Lotte. The cheering voices of Busan fans are vivid. “I am also grateful to the club for treating me sincerely and recognizing my value,” he said.
He added, “Lotte has many young players with great potential, so based on my past experience, I will help the young players grow well and play the role the team wants in attack and defense.”
Kim Min-seong played in a total of 1,696 games, recording a batting average of 0.269, 131 home runs, and 725 RBIs.
LG received ‘the future’ in exchange for Kim Min-seong. Kim Min-soo, who joined Lotte in the second round of 2017, recorded a batting average of 0.240, 3 home runs, and 39 RBIs in 497 games.
LG said, “Kim Min-soo is a former youth representative, completed his military service in the police baseball team, and is an infielder with a great advantage in hitting.” He added, “We judged him to be a promising player who handles the ball well and has decent throwing ability.” 카지노사이트