The LG Twins have signed Korean Series Most Valuable Player (MVP) Oh Ji-hwan, 33, to a free agent contract.
“On the 19th, we completed a free agent contract with Oh Ji-hwan for a total of KRW 12.4 billion over a six-year contract period,” LG said in a statement.
LG and Oh had agreed to a multi-year contract in January. The club locked up Oh, who will be eligible for free agency after the 2023 season, early.
Although he had already agreed to stay with LG, Oh filed for free agency after the 2023 season. This was done in light of the second round of the draft on November 22. When Oh filed for free agency, LG was able to remove him from the 35-man roster. Since free agents are automatically excluded from the second round of the draft, 바카라사이트 the team was effectively tying up one more protected player.
On the same day, LG released the details of Oh’s contract. According to the contract, Oh will receive a signing bonus of 5 billion won, a salary of 5 billion won, and 2.4 billion won in incentives.
The deal will keep Oh, who was drafted by LG in 2009, in the stripes from 2024 to 2029.
In the 2023 season, he served as captain and led the team to its first overall title in 29 years. He became the first player to hit a home run in three consecutive games in a single-season postseason, earning him the Korean Series MVP award and the Gold Glove shortstop award for the second consecutive year.
“I am grateful to the club for offering me a contract with good terms,” said Oh. Above all, I am happy to be able to remain an LG player until the end. This year, with everyone’s hard work and the fans’ passionate support, the team won the overall championship, and we will continue to win many championships and give our fans pleasure.”
The club said, “We are happy to finalize the free agent contract and are grateful to Oh Ji-hwan. He is one of the best shortstops in the KBO, captain of the team and a representative of LG, and he played a big role in leading the team to the title this year. 안전놀이터 추천 We have high expectations for him as the team has done well this year, and we think he will lead the team well in the future.”