Reporter Moon Dae-hyun = KT Wiz completed the 2023 annual salary contract on the 29th. Center hitter Kang Baek-ho’s salary was drastically cut, and pitcher Eom Sang-baek recorded the highest rate of increase.
According to the announcement of the KT club, Kang Baek-ho signed a contract for 290 million won, a 47.3% reduction from the previous annual salary of 550 million won.
Kang Baek-ho had the worst performance since his debut last year. The injury limited him to 62 out of 144 games, and he only had a .245 batting average, six home runs, and 25 RBIs.
According to the club’s annual salary calculation system, Kang Baek-ho’s annual salary had no choice but to be drastically cut. At one time, negotiations were prolonged due to differences between the club and Kang Baek-ho, but the negotiations were concluded on the night of the 28th, the day before the team’s spring camp departure.
Among the 61 contract renewal candidates, the player with the highest increase rate is right-hander Eom Sang-baek. Eom Sang-baek, who recorded 11 wins and 2 losses in 33 games, ERA of 2.95, and winning rate of 0.846 (1st place) in 33 games between starters and bullpen last year, signed a contract for 200 million won, up from 80 million won to 120 million won (150% increase). 스포츠토토
Key bullpen Kim Min-soo signed for 250 million won, up from 115 million won to 135 million won (117.4%↑), recording the highest increase in the team.
Outfielder Kim Min-hyeok signed a contract for 150 million won, a 66.7% increase from 90 million won last season, and used the highest increase rate for a fielder.
Infielder Oh Yoon-seok (120 million won) and catcher Kim Joon-tae (100 million won) recorded their first annual salary of 100 million won side by side.
Outfielders Bae Jeong-dae (340 million won) and Cho Yong-ho (320 million won) each rose 80 million won, recording the highest increase.
Meanwhile, the KT team will move to Arizona, the U.S., where the spring camp will be held, via Incheon International Airport this afternoon.
Kang Baek-ho, whose negotiations have been delayed, plans to leave the country separately on the 31st and join the spring camp due to delayed preparations for departure.