Kang Baek-ho (24, KT), whose annual salary was drastically cut due to frequent injuries and sluggishness last year, is expected to play an active role this season with a changed appearance.
Kang Baek-ho signed an annual salary contract for the 2023 season at 290 million won, a whopping 47.3% cut from 550 million won right before the start of spring camp. Kang Baek-ho, who entered the 2018 KT 2nd Round 1st Rank, continued to rise. In the first year of his debut, he won the Rookie of the Year title along with the record for the most home runs by a high school graduate rookie, and signed a contract for 120 million won, up 93 million won. Lee Jung-hoo’s second-year annual salary of 110 million won was rewritten in one year.
It was solid after that. In 2020, the third year, the annual salary was 210 million won, and in the fourth year, 2021, it was 310 million won, steadily changing the first place in the annual salary. Last year, the fifth year, he received 550 million won, a whopping 240 million won increase. Lee Jung-hoo’s 5th year and the highest salary and tied, and they stood shoulder to shoulder again at once.
However, for the first time this year, the annual salary graph was broken. Last year, due to two major injuries and sluggishness, he had to accept an annual salary contract that was cut in half by recording a batting average of 0.245 in 62 games and recording 6 homers and 29 RBIs.
Kang Baek-ho, who went through a major ordeal for the first time after his debut, harbored venom. His mindset, of course, has changed. 토토사이트
Coach Lee Kang-cheol said, “Kang Baek-ho prepared very well this year.” “Before going to the WBC national team, he prepared well from the KT spring camp. He is a player. Talking to him has changed a lot.”
Although he was criticized for being out during a ceremony at the WBC, he showed off a good batting average by hitting 50% in the tournament.
The same goes for returning to the trial game. Kang Baek-ho came out as a pinch hitter in an exhibition match against Doosan on the 20th, which was a return match after participating in the WBC, and got 1 hit in 1 at-bat.
Manager Lee Kang-cheol said, “Last year, they said that their mental breakdown was a lot. If you try to do it a little, you get hurt. If you try to do it again, you get hurt. I had a good experience.” I will overcome it with my bat,” he said.