Finisher Jung Hae-young, entering his fourth year as a professional, has risen to the highest salary for the KIA Tigers.
On the 29th, the KIA Tigers officially 메이저놀이터 announced that they had signed contracts with 45 people who were subject to annual salary renewals for the 2023 season.
A total of 28 players, including 14 pitchers, including Jeong Hae-young, who played an active role as a closer last year, were increased among the contract renewal targets, with 10 frozen and 7 cuts.
Jung Hae-young, who has established himself as the team’s clear finisher from the 2021 season, signed a 35.3%, 60 million won increase from 170 million won to 230 million won, becoming the highest-paid player among non-FA renewal targets (excluding foreign players).
Jung Hae-young recorded 4 blown saves last year following 5 wins, 4 losses and 34 saves in 64 games in the 2021 season, but with 3 wins, 7 losses and 32 saves in 55 games, he surpassed 30 saves for the second consecutive year, firmly guarding the back door of KIA. It has been a decisive force for KIA to advance to fall baseball in two years.
In addition, Lee Joon-yeong, who played an active part in Pil Seung-jo’s bullpen, increased his salary by 109% from 65 million won to 140 million won, recording the highest increase rate in the team.
As an infielder, Hwang Dae-in re-signed for 130 million won, up 100% from 65 million won, and Park Chan-ho renewed the contract for 200 million won, up 66.7% from 120 million won, recording the largest increase in the team. Kim Do-young stamped at 50 million won, up from 30 million won to 20 million won (66.7%).
Outfielder Lee Chang-jin signed for 140 million won, up 100% from 70 million won, and Lee Woo-sung completed a renewal with 55 million won, up 14 million won (34.1%) from 41 million won.
Lee Jun-young, Hwang Dae-in, and Lee Chang-jin were the first to receive annual salaries of hundreds of millions of dollars after debuting as pros, and Eui-ri Lee was listed as one of the billionaires in her third year of debut.