Kang Baek-ho (24), an infielder who was sluggish in the 2022 season due to toe and hamstring injuries, signed a salary cut by 47.3% from last year.
On the 29th, KT announced that it had completed an annual salary contract for the 2023 season with 61 people subject to renewal. Through this salary negotiation, four people (Sangbaek Um, Minhyuk Kim, Juntae Kim, Yoonseok Oh) increased to a total of 14 people with annual salaries in the billion won.
The most eye-catching was Kang Baek-ho. Kang Baek-ho received an annual salary of 550 million won in the 2022 season, but last season he missed a long time due to a toe injury. As a result, he signed for 290 million won, a cut of nearly half of his annual salary.
On the other hand, the highest increase rate was pitcher Eom Sang-baek, who was the’winner’ last year, and signed a contract for 200 million won, a 150% increase from 80 million won in the 2022 season. Eom Sang-baek had the best year last season, going back and forth between starting and bullpen, recording 11 wins and 2 losses, an average ERA of 2.95, and a win rate of 0.846 in 33 games.
In addition, Kim Min-soo, who played the most games in the bullpen, recorded the highest mark. Kim Min-soo signed a contract for 250 million won (117.4% increase), an increase of 135 million won from 115 million won in the 2022 season.
Outfielder Kim Min-hyeok entered the first billion won annual salary after his professional debut. Last season, he signed a contract for 150 million won, a 66.7% increase from 90 million won, and showed the highest increase rate for a beast, and catchers Kim Jun-tae (100 million won) and Oh Yoon-seok (120 million won) also rose to the first billion won salary side by side. 먹튀검증
Outfielders Bae Jeong-dae (340 million won) and Jo Yong-ho (320 million won) each rose 80 million won, recording the highest increase for a fielder. Pitchers Park Young-hyeon (61 million won, 103.3%), Lee Chae-ho (60 million won, 100%), Ko Young-pyo (430 million won, 43.3%), So Joon So-jun (320 million won, 60%), Kim Jae-yoon (300 million won 60%) 10 million won, 28.6%) signed a contract for an increase, a freeze of 295 million won for stock certificates, and a contract for exclusion of 200 million won, a 25.9% reduction.
A KT official said, “We negotiated according to the annual salary calculation system within the club. “In the case of Kang Baek-ho, the contract was delayed because it felt that the reduction was larger than expected. I negotiated with the agent 3-4 times. We coordinated our opinions until the night before the announcement, and now we are announcing the results.”