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Futures FA jackpot → Kiwoom’s outfield axis Lee Hyung-jong “We will create a synergistic effect with the best outfielder”

Outfielder Lee Hyung-jong (34),온라인카지노 who was a free agent (FA) with the Futures, hit the so-called ‘jackpot’ last winter.

Lee Hyeong-jong signed a contract with Kiwoom for 4 years and a total of 2 billion won. The contract was a multi-year contract with an annual salary of 120 million won in the 2023 season, an annual salary of 680 million won in the 2024 season, and 1.2 billion won each in the 2025 and 2026 seasons, guaranteeing a total of 2 billion won. It was a rare condition for a Futures free agent. As the Futures FA finally disappeared from the Stove League, Hyung-Jong Lee became the most successful player.

Kiwoom gained more experience in the outfield as Hyungjong Lee joined. Lee Hyeong-jong will take on a position in Kiwoom’s outfield for the new season.

Lee Hyeong-jong, who started his professional life by joining LG as the first nomination in 2008, belongs to the senior level in Kiwoom, where most of the young players are. However, Lee Hyeong-jong is entering the spring camp with the mindset of a ‘rookie’.

Hyungjong Lee, who is preparing for the next season in Arizona, USA, Kiwoom’s spring camp, said, “I will return to baseball with the mindset of a rookie who first joined the club.” I will try to make a good season.”

Lee Hyeong-jong, who has been watching Kiwoom at LG, said, “It was full of passion and fighting spirit,” and “It was impressive to see him play baseball in a free atmosphere.”

Now, as a member of the team, he plans to help to rise to the top in the new season. That’s why, as a transfer student, the first goal is to melt into Kiwoom as soon as possible.

As a ‘senpai’, he focuses more on getting along with his teammates rather than leading his juniors. Hyungjong Lee said, “First, I will melt into and adapt to the team quickly while staying closer to my colleagues,” and “after that, if I am given a role and situation where I have to lead my juniors as a senior, I will work hard accordingly.”

In particular, Hyungjong Lee has high expectations for working with Junghoo Lee. Lee Jung-hoo is the league’s representative hitter who received the MVP last season. In the 2023 season, he also captained Kiwoom.

Lee Hyeong-jong described Jung-hoo Lee as ‘the best outfielder in Korea’ and said, “I’m looking forward to playing baseball together.” He wants to create a synergistic effect together.”

When Kiwoom recruited Lee Hyung-jong, he expected that a well-organized lineup would be created. Kiwoom’s team home run last season was 94, ranking 9th out of 10 clubs. Hyungjong Lee tries to add his strength by putting forward his strong point, long hit.

Last year, Lee Hyung-jong played in 26 games in the first team and failed to hit a home run, but from the 2018 to 2021 season, he consistently recorded double-digit home runs. He said, “Personally, my goal is to help the team win by making a lot of long hits, whether it’s a double or a home run.”

Even on defense, he plans to fly his body at any time in the outfield. Lee Hyeong-jong, who confidently said, “Kiwoom’s outfield is strong,” expressed his motivation, saying, “I will do my best to be evaluated as ‘strong’.”

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