Baseball SSG finalizes signing of coaches Song Shin-young, Kang Byung-sik, and Bae Young-soo

SSG Landers, a professional baseball team, is in the process of finalizing the hiring of Song Shin-young (46), Kang Byung-sik (46), and Bae Young-soo (42) for its first-team coaching staff.

“We haven’t finalized the contract yet, but we are in the process of hiring coaches Song Shin-young, Kang Byung-sik, and Bae Young-soo,” an SSG official said on the 23rd.

SSG, which fired former coach Kim Won-hyung on March 31, is simultaneously recruiting a new manager and coaching staff.

The coaching staff for the Futures (second team) was completed before the appointment of the first team coach, and the recruitment of the main first team coaching staff was delayed until after the appointment of the new coach.

SSG signed a contract with Lee on the 17th.

After consulting with Lee, we accelerated the hiring of the first team coaching staff.

Assisting Lee will be former Kiwoom Heroes pitching coach Song Shin-young.

Song played with Lee at the Hyundai Unicorns and Heroes.

As a pitcher, Song compiled a record of 60 wins, 51 losses, 47 saves, and 77 holds with a 4.25 ERA in 709 games during his career.

Coach Song, who has been coaching since 2018, was reunited in the dugout with “modern-day captain” Lee Seung-yong.

Lee said, “I’m from the Beasts. The pitching department will give a lot of power to the head coach and pitching coach.”

Hitting coach Kang Byung-sik also played with Lee at Hyundai and the Heroes.

Kang served as the hitting coach for the Heroes from 2013 to this year, rotating between the first and second teams.

In the 2024 season, he will start anew with SSG.

Coach Bae Young-soo will also be signing with SSG soon.

SSG recently offered Young-soo Bae the position of first-team pitching coach.

Bae asked his current club, the Lotte Giants, for permission, and they agreed to let him go.

Bae played as a pitcher from 2000 to 2019, compiling a record of 138 wins, 122 losses, three saves, and seven complete games with a 4.46 ERA. He ranks seventh on the KBO’s all-time wins list.

He had a long career as one of the most dominant right-handed aces in Korean baseball, winning the regular season MVP award in 2004, but struggled with a decline in velocity after elbow ligament reconstruction surgery.

After experiencing both highs and lows on the mound, Bae began his coaching career with the Doosan Bears in 2020 and moved to Lotte in 2023.

After starting 2023 as the first-team pitching coach and finishing the season as the second-team manager, Bae recently moved to the Lotte scouting team to prepare for the Chiba Lotte Merlins in Japan.

However, SSG offered him the position of ‘first team pitching coach’ and he wanted to stay in the dugout.

SSG plans to complete the recruitment of the coaching staff soon and announce the positions of the first team coaching staff. 파워볼사이트

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