(Icheon = Yonhap News) Reporter Jang Hyeon-gu = Seo Geon-chang (32, LG Twins) was omitted from the list of approved players for the 2022 professional baseball free agent (FA) announced by the KBO Secretariat on the 25th.
Seo Geon-chang chose ‘FA Retake’ to apply for FA after next year.
This year’s performance was also poor, and the FA rating was upgraded from B to A regardless of intentions due to a transfer from Kiwoom Heroes to LG in the middle of the season.
LG coach Ryu Ji-hyeon, who directs the team’s final training at LG Champions Park in Icheon, Gyeonggi-do, sent a text message to Seo Geon-chang before the announcement of the KBO announcement.
He expressed his gratitude to Seo Geon-chang, who joined LG in 2008 as a foster player and decided to play in the LG uniform for one more year while sympathizing with Seo Geon-chang, who was unable to exercise his rights even after obtaining the FA qualification for the first time in 13 years.
He also said that he would be able to achieve good results by recovering his skills sufficiently.
Seo Geon-chang called coach Ryu and replied, “I will do my best to perform better next year.”
Seo Geon-chang is a cross hitter who hit 200 hits in the first single season of the KBO League in 2014 and hit 201.
With a career batting average of 0.303, he ranks 20th in this division.
However, this year, his career batting average was only 0.253, 5 pennies lower than his career batting average. After the trade, he was not able to contribute much to LG, and his pride was hurt.
Manager Ryu Ji-hyeon said, “Seo Geon-chang is confident that he will be able to recover his skills next year, so he must have chosen the free agent’s luck.” “He is a good player who can make a comeback.
As Seo Geon-chang delayed the exercise of his FA rights, LG could breathe a sigh of relief and focus on negotiations with another internal FA Kim Hyun-soo (33).
LG is also reviewing the recruitment of external free agents and is about to monitor the market situation.
As his attack power has been hampered this season, he plans to focus on recruiting heavyweight hitters while observing the FA negotiations of competing teams.
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