Park Byung-ho slashed 500 million won and Lee Jung-hoo completed his fifth year of contract for the highest annual salary.
Kiwoom Heroes has completed an annual salary contract for all 51 registered players in the 2021 season. Park signed 1.5 billion won, a cut of 500 million won, and Lee Jung-hoo received 550 million won, breaking Kim Ha-sung’s highest annual salary record in his fifth year 토토사이트
Kiwoom announced on January 12 that it has completed annual salary contracts with all 51 registered players (excluding rookies, nurturing, military reservations, FA and foreign players).
Lee Jung-hoo, the star hitter, broke the highest annual salary record in his fifth year. Lee Jung-hoo signed an annual salary contract for 550 million won, up 160 million won (41%) from 390 million won last year, exceeding Kim Ha-sung’s highest annual salary of 320 million won.
Lee Jung-hoo already receives 230 million won in annual salary and 390 million won in annual salary for the 2019 season, and also holds the highest annual salary records for the third and fourth years, respectively.
Lee Jung-hoo, who played in 140 games last season with 181 hits in 544 at-bats, 15 home runs, 85 runs scored, 101 RBIs and batted .333, won his third Golden Glove in the outfield category after the end of the season.
Immediately after the contract, Lee Jung-hoo said, “I thank the club for offering good conditions every year. As he signed a satisfactory contract, he is comfortably concentrating on exercising. I feel a lot of responsibility as I signed a high-value contract. We will work hard until the end of this season to meet the expectations of our fans and the club.
Ha Sung-hyung is missing, but Kiwoom’s baseball should continue. I will make sure that I can fill the vacancy of Ha Sung-hyung. His goal for this season is to win the championship as well. We will do our best to help the team win the championship.
Park Byung-ho, who drew attention, signed a 1.5 billion won contract last year, down 500 million won (-25 percent) from 2 billion won a year ago. Park Byung-ho had the slowest season since becoming a full-time first-tier player last year with a .223 batting average and 21 home runs and 66 RBIs. However, he still maintained his position as the highest-paid player in the team, although he was cut.
Among pitchers, Yang Hyun signed 120 million won and Kim Tae-hoon and Lee Seung-ho signed 100 million won each, becoming the first pitcher to earn 100 million won since his professional debut.
Among the wild beasts, Park Joon-tae, Jeon Byung-woo, and Huh Jung-hyeop recorded more than 100 percent increases. Park Joon-tae, who earned his first 100 million won salary in his debut, signed a contract worth 110 million won, up 144.4 percent year-on-year, the highest increase among players in the team. Jeon Byung-woo rose 106.9 percent to 60 million won and Huh Jung-hyeop 100 percent to 70 million won.
Among Kiwoom’s 51 registered players, 13 players, including six pitchers and seven fielders, are paid billions of won. The total annual salary (based on registered players) was 5.71 billion won, down 4.6 percent from last year.