Choi Hyeong-woo “I will do my best so that Gwangju can hear the fall baseball cheers”
The KIA Tigers signed a multi-year contract with veteran outfielder Choi Hyung-woo (41) as the oldest non-free agent (FA) player in history.
KIA said on the 5th, “We signed a multi-year contract with Choi Hyung-woo for a total of 2.2 billion won, including a contract period of 1+1 year, an annual salary of 2 billion won, and an option of 200 million won. “The 2025 contract will be automatically extended if the 2024 option is met,” the announcement said.
Choi Hyung-woo has performed outstandingly as a solution to the team’s batting lineup over the past seven years. He appeared in 121 games last season and showed off his health despite his age, with a batting average of 0.302, 130 hits, 17 home runs, 81 RBI, and 64 runs scored. Furthermore, he broke the records for most RBIs and most doubles ever.
Choi Hyung-woo said, “I am grateful that the club first presented good terms of a multi-year contract,” and added, “I will do my best with my teammates so that the cheers of fall baseball can be heard in Gwangju. “And I want to be remembered by Tigers fans as a consistent player who never lost his original intention until the last day of his career,” he said.
KIA General Manager Shim Jae-hak said, “Choi Hyeong-woo has always been an example to his fellow players not only for his outstanding performance, but also as a clubhouse leader, so we tried to give him the courtesy he deserved. “We hope that he will continue to exert a positive influence on his fellow players and play an active role as a player representing the KBO League.” 토토사이트