KT Wiz has concluded salary negotiations with Kang Baek-ho, the last remaining non-contractor.
KT and Kang Baek-ho finished negotiating the salary for the 2023 season late on the night of the 28th and finished signing. Both the club and Kang Baek-ho agreed on the cuts considering the results of the 2022 season, but there were differences over the width of the cuts. However, on the night of the 28th, the day before leaving for spring camp, the negotiations were dramatically concluded and signed.
On the morning of the 29th, the KT team officially announced the results of salary negotiations with 61 candidates. The player with the highest rate of increase is pitcher Eom Sang-baek. Eom Sang-baek signed a contract for 200 million won, a 150% increase from the 2022 season salary of 80 million won. Eom Sang-baek went back and forth from the starter and bullpen this season, recording 11 wins and 2 losses and an ERA of 2.95 in 33 games. He also won the odds king title with a win rate of 0.846.
Kim Min-soo, who played the most games in the bullpen, recorded the highest mark. Kim Min-soo signed a contract for 250 million won먹튀검증, an increase of 135 million won from an annual salary of 115 million won in the 2022 season. Kim Min-soo played an active part in 76 games with 5 wins, 4 losses, 30 holds, 3 saves, and an average ERA of 1.90.
Outfielder Kim Min-hyeok entered the first billion won annual salary after his professional debut. He signed a contract for 150 million won, a 66.7% increase from 90 million won last season, recording the highest increase rate for a fielder. Catchers Kim Joon-tae (100 million won) and Oh Yoon-seok (120 million won) also rose to the first billion won annual salary side by side.
Outfielders Bae Jeong-dae (340 million won) and Cho Yong-ho (320 million won) each raised 80 million won, recording the highest increase for a fielder. Kang Baek-ho signed a contract with an annual salary of 290 million won (47.3% reduction).
However, Kang Baek-ho, whose salary negotiations were delayed, failed to depart for spring camp with the main team on the 29th. He decided to leave for Arizona, USA with the club staff on the 31st, judging that he needed time to prepare, such as packing the necessary things. There is no hindrance to joining the team training that will be held from February 1st.