Lee Jung-hoo (25), who wears the San Francisco Giants uniform in Major League Baseball (MLB), sent his words to his former team Kiwoom Heroes.
Lee Jung-hoo, who sought to enter the MLB through a posting system (closed competitive bidding), has made his dream come true. He signed a six-year contract with San Francisco, a prestigious club in the western part of the National League, for a total of 113 million U.S. dollars.
Lee Jung-hoo’s contract includes an opt-out clause four years later. Lee Jung-hoo signed a six-year contract with San Francisco, but if he declares opt-out after four seasons, he can break the remaining contract and go to the market as a free agent.월카지노
Lee Jung-hoo, who signed a large contract, made his original team Kiwoom sit on a cushion of money. According to the current Korea-U.S. professional baseball agreement, MLB teams pay transfer fees to their original teams according to the amount of guaranteed contracts offered to players. This will allow Kiwoom to take up to $18.825 million (about 24.7 billion won).
If the total amount of the guarantee contract exceeds $50 million, 20% of the $25 million, 17.5% of the $25 million to $50 million, and 15% of the $50 million excess will be added to the entire club. In addition to the guaranteed amount, 15% of the amount will be added to the transfer fee if there is a bonus given to Lee Jung-hoo.
If Lee Jung-hoo declares an opt-out four years later, the guarantee amount will be reduced, and the amount Kiwoom receives could be as little as $13 million (about 17.1 billion won).
Lee Jung-hoo, who returned to his hometown after signing with San Francisco, said in an interview with reporters on the 19th, “I think he will also like raising Kiwoom,” adding, “It’s enough now, but I hope you spend more for the players and support them.”
Kiwoom may soon produce another major leaguer following Lee Jung-hoo. Recently, Kim Hye-sung, the main second baseman, announced his intention to enter MLB at the end of next season.
Lee Jung-hoo, who will be playing in the big league first, offered words of blessing to his friend Kim Hye-sung. “I learned from an article that (Kim) Hye-sung is preparing to enter the MLB. He is greedy and good at baseball. If he prepares well this winter, he will be able to sign a good contract with the club through posting. I hope he doesn’t get hurt and prepare as he has been doing and go to the U.S.,” he said.
Lee Jung-hoo, who devoted himself to the team for seven years, was the most loved player by Kiwoom fans. Lee Jung-hoo did not forget to greet his fans. He said, “I was so grateful for seven years. Even when I went to the U.S., I watched my last at-bat video in the final home game this season. I will never forget the cheers and cheers from my fans. As a former Heroes player, I will do well in the U.S., so I hope you support me a lot.”