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Doosan completes salary contract for 2024 season

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Doosan announced on Wednesday that it has signed all 61 contractors for the 2024 season. Kim Jae-ho, who failed to complete his contract before the spring camp, agreed on an annual salary contract with Doosan on Tuesday afternoon.  토토사이트

Pitcher Kim Myung-shin, who took charge of bad work in the bullpen, increased by 80 million won from 145 million won to 225 million won. It is the highest increase in his team. Kim joined Doosan Bears as the 20th pick in the second round of the 2017 Rookie of the Year draft, and played more than 60 innings for three consecutive years from the 2021 season until last year. Last year, he played a key role in the bullpen, as he recorded 3 wins, 3 losses and 1 save ERA of 3.65 in 79 innings in 70 games.

Right-hander Kwak Bin completed his contract at 210 million won, up 70 million won from the previous year. He recorded 12 wins, 7 losses and an ERA of 2.90 in 127 ⅓ innings in 23 games last season, achieving double-digit wins for the first time since his debut. He has also become a representative ace of Korea as well as the team, joining the World Baseball Classic (WBC), the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, and the 2023 national team of the Asian Baseball Championship (APBC).

Jung Cheol-won, who plays a key role in the team's must-win, signed the contract at 165 million won, up 65 million won from last year (100 million won). Jung, who won the Rookie of the Year award in the 2022 season, achieved double-digit holds and saves with seven wins, six losses, 11 holds, 13 saves, and an ERA of 3.96 in 72 ⅔ innings last year. Notably, he has made eight saves since September, contributing to his team's advance to the postseason.

Choi Seung-yong, who received 60 million won in the last season, reached his first annual salary of 100 million won with 102 million won. He recorded three wins, six losses, one save and an ERA of 3.97 in 111 innings in 34 games last year, and participated in the APBC 2023 to gain experience in international competitions.

Kim, who is in his fourth year as a professional player this year, posted the highest increase rate (77.4 percent) when he signed a contract for 55 million won, up 24 million won from 31 million won last year. He did his part in 18 games and 78 ⅓ innings with three wins and six losses and an earned run average of 4.14.

Park Chi-guk ended his 2024 season salary contract at 130 million won, an increase of 25 million won from 105 million won last year. He pitched in more than 60 relief games for the first time in three years since 2020 (63 games) with 5 wins and 3 losses and 11 holds and 2 saves in 52 ⅔ innings in 62 games in the 2023 season.

Among the fielders, Kang Seung-ho (200 million won last year) signed a contract for 255 million won, up 55 million won. In the 2023 season, he recorded 111 hits in 419 at-bats with a batting average of 0.265 with seven homers and 59 RBIs (on-base plus slugging) of 0.703, and was responsible for one of the center lines as he played as the main second baseman.

Outfielder Cho Soo-haeng closed his contract at 95 million won, up 17 million won from 78 million won last year, and infielder Lee Yoo-chan closed his contract at 85 million won, up 25 million won from 60 million won in the 2023 season. Park Joon-young (60 million won last year → 70 million won this year) and Ahn Seung-han (45 million won → 55 million won) were also recognized for their salary increases.

Veteran Kim Jae-ho, who had been struggling to negotiate his salary this winter, signed 300 million won, a 40 percent cut from 2023 (500 million won). Since joining the team as the first designated player in 2004, he has played in only one team and posted a batting average of 0.283 with three homers and 29 RBIs with an OPS of 0.748 in 91 games last year.

Kim Jae-ho, who concluded salary negotiations for the 2024 season after twists and turns, will depart for Miyakojima, Japan, the site of the Futures team's spring camp on the 12th. Doosan Futures Team (second division), led by Junghoon Lee Futures team coach, left the country on the 5th, and 40 players are sweating in the second division spring camp. After focusing on technical and tactical training and weight training, the team will switch to the actual mode by playing practice games with Nippon Steel and others from mid-February.

Doosan manager Lee Seung-yeop, who met with reporters at the Blacktown Baseball Stadium in Sydney, Australia on Tuesday, said, “Everyone knows what Kim Jae-ho is capable of. As a veteran player and an old player, he can slowly raise his physical condition. Kim Jae-ho is an essential player in his team.”




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