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Samsung Lee Hak-ju traded to Lotte… ‘Pitcher Choi Ha-neul + rookie selection right’ exchange

Photo = Sports World reporter Kim Doo-hong

Professional baseball Samsung Lions shortstop Lee Hak-ju (32, photo) changes into a Lotte Giants uniform.

The Samsung club announced on the 24th that they had sent Hak-Joo Lee to Lotte and traded pitcher Ha-Neul Choi (23) to receive the third-round pick in 2023 from Lotte.

Hak-ju Lee is a right-handed left-handed infielder with a physique of 187 cm and 87 kg. After graduating from high school, Lee Hak-ju, who chose to go to the United States instead of the KBO in 2008, did not make it to the big league stage as expected.

He was classified as a player with a high potential for a major league call-up, but was hampered by an injury.

Hak-ju Lee, who left the United States in 2016, went through the Japanese independence league and was selected by Samsung in the first round of the second rookie draft in 2019.

Hak-ju Lee recorded a batting average of 0.241 (180 hits in 746 at-bats) and 84 RBIs in 248 games over three seasons. The batting wasn’t good, but the defense was excellent.

Meanwhile, Choi Ha-neul, who wore the Samsung uniform, graduated from Gyeonggi High School and joined Lotte in 2018. He chose to go to business early and completed his military service.

As a right-handed sidearm with a height of 190 cm, he recorded 3 wins, 2 losses and a 5.40 ERA in 14 appearances in the Futures League this year.

[ⓒ 세계일보 & Segye.com, 무단전재 및 재배포 금지]

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