Korean professional baseball free agent (FA) outfielder Lee Myeong-gi wears a Hanwha uniform.
On the 14th, the Hanwha club said, “We have recruited FA outfielder Lee Myung-ki through a sign-and-trade.” Lee Myung-gi signed a contract with the original team NC for a one-year contract period and up to 100 million won (annual salary of 50 million won and an option of 50 million won). NC immediately handed over Lee Myung-ki and catcher Lee Jae-yong to Hanwha and made a 2-2 trade with infielder Cho Hyun-jin for the 2024 7th round rookie nomination. 먹튀검증
Lee Myung-gi has played in 1019 professional matches and has a batting average of 0.307. Last year, he had a .260 batting average and 23 RBIs in 94 games. After his last season, he declared free agency but was unable to find a new team. Hanwha, which needed reinforcements in the outfield, promoted recruitment through sign-and-trade, and the deal was concluded.
Lee Myung-gi expressed his feelings and determination, saying, “As the search for a new team took longer, there were some hardships, but now the decision has been made.” “I am grateful to Hanwha.
Lee Myung-gi, who made his professional debut at SK (now SSG) in 2008, played for Kia in 2017 and NC from 2019. He has won championships in all three teams he has been in so far. In particular, in 2020, he appeared as an NC outfielder and contributed to the team’s first combined victory with a batting average of 0.306 and 45 RBIs and 82 points. Attention is focusing on whether Lee Myung-gi’s winning spirit can continue at Hanwha.
Hanwha, a newly established team, has been at the bottom for the last two years in a row. Ahead of this season, he recruited free agents Chae Eun-seong, Lee Tae-tae, and Oh Seon-jin, and even embraced Lee Myung-ki. Hanwha coach Carlos Subero said, “Lee Myung-ki was a player who impressed me as the NC No.
Lee Jae-yong, who will wear the Hanwha uniform with Lee Myung-gi, is a 1999 military catcher. He was named in the NC 2nd 5th round in 2017 and played 8 games last season, going 1-for-5.
Cho Hyun-jin, who moved from Hanwha to NC, is a right-handed left-handed infielder born in 2002. He wore a Hanwha uniform with the 52nd overall pick in the 2nd 6th round in the 2021 draft. Last year, in 89 games in the Futures League, he recorded a batting average of 0.300, 25 RBIs, and 6 stolen bases.