LG Ko Woo-seok (25), who won the ‘save king’ last season, stamped the team’s highest annual salary (excluding FA players). Jung Woo-young (24), who won the ‘Hold King’, also received a significant increase in annual salary compared to last year.
The LG club announced on the 3rd that it has completed annual salary contracts with 44 of the 45 people to be renewed in 2023, excluding Song Eun-beom.
The player who received the highest salary on the team was Go Woo-seok, the “save king” last season. Go Woo-seok firmly guarded the back door of LG last season and established himself as a pitcher who represents the KBO League’s ‘Impenetrable Finisher’. He pitched in 61 games and pitched 60.2 innings, going 4-2 with 42 saves and an ERA of 1.48. Thanks to this performance, Ko Woo-seok signed a contract with an annual salary of 430 million won, up from 270 million won last year to 160 million won (59.3% increase).
Jung Woo-young, who won the ‘Hold King’, was also significantly raised from 2022. Last season, Jung Woo-young played in 67 games and threw 58 innings, recording an average ERA of 2.64 with 2 wins, 3 losses and 35 holds, ranking first in the hold category. Jung Woo-young earned 400 million won, up from 280 million won last year to 120 million won (a 42.9% increase), and took second place in the team’s annual salary after Go Woo-seok.
Also, infielder Moon Bo-gyeong signed a contract for 170 million won (a 150% increase) from 68 million won, recording the highest salary increase in the team and entering the first billion won salary in his career. In addition, Kim Yun-shik, Lee Min-ho, and Lee Woo-chan each recorded their first annual salary of 100 million won. 안전놀이터
On the other hand, the player who was not signed among the contract renewal candidates is veteran pitcher Song Eun-beom (39). Song Eun-beom played 25 games last season and played 26.2 innings, recording an ERA of 4.05 with 1 win, 1 loss and 2 holds.